Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar yesterday committed “that his Department will no longer take any measures which seek to actively influence customer choice in the manner of payment away from cast payments at the Post Office,”
This was in response to a Priority Question from Kerry Deputy Michael Healy-Rae – a sub-postoffice master in Kilgarvan – who asked the Minister would he “strictly direct the people in his Department to stop sending out letters to Social Welfare recipients, asking them to give details of a bank account so they can be paid directly into the bank and not through the Post Office network”.
Option of Payment
This is following on from jobseeker customers receiving letters recently offering the option of payment into a bank account and past letters issued to Social Welfare recipients receiving letters from the Department encouraging them to be paid into a bank account.
Deputy Healy-Rae said “I am very happy with the Ministers response and his proactive approach, I am very glad that in the new programme for Government clearly states its commitment to actively encouraging payments at Post Office, this is most welcome”
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