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Council Tax Benefit: Post Offices

Volume 467: debated on Thursday 22 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the proportion of recipients of council tax benefit in Eastbourne constituency who draw it from post offices. (165396)

Council tax benefit is awarded as a rebate against council tax liability; payments of the benefit are not routinely made to claimants in a format where encashment is necessary.