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Benefit Payments

Volume 982: debated on Wednesday 2 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make provision to allow benefits to be made payable at two post offices if the claimant so requests.

At present the extra costs and risks of abuse would not justify such a change. The present arrangements enable a beneficiary to cash two orders in a book at a post office other than that nominated and to change the nominated post office by completing a simple transfer form.