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Just 3pc of pensioners dependent on Post Office cash have been contacted, minister admits

Hundreds of thousands of retirees still rely on drawing their pension cash in person – but the Post Office has contacted just 3pc of them to offer them an alternative delivery service.

This is despite the Government’s advice for everyone over the age of 70 to significantly limit face-to-face interaction, meaning most have self-isolated and are not leaving their homes. 

However, many are still risking their health by going to collect their money: there has only been a 25pc decrease in withdrawals from Post Office Card Accounts in branches during the pandemic. 

Most pension payments are made directly into bank

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