Ditch cash, a million pensioners told
Nearly a million people who use Post Office cards to withdraw their state pensions in cash are being pressured to switch to bank accounts instead.
Last month, the Government began the latest round of a campaign to move pensioners on to bank accounts. The letters, seen by
say it is “more cost effective” to pay state pensions this way, compared with Post Office account cards.
A spokesman for the Department for Work and Pensions confirmed that pensioners would not have to change how they receive their money – despite the tone of the letter suggesting a move was mandatory.
Nowhere in the letters, sent to around 900,000 people, does it say pensioners can keep using their Post Office cards to receive their money. The Government has committed to keeping the cards until 2021.