Stamps at 2011 prices for some benefit recipients
Posted 16 October, 2012
Every residence in Scotland should by now have received a voucher leaflet from the Royal Mail offering a reduction on Christmas stamps for people receiving certain state benefits.
From 6 November until 24 December 2012, customers who are receiving Pension Credit, Employment and Support Allowance, Incapacity Benefit or Unemployability Supplement can purchase up to 36 stamps in book format at the Christmas 2011 prices. The stamps can be 1st Class in books of 6 or 12, and 2nd Class in books of 12.
Customers can purchase the 36 stamps as all 1st Class, all 2nd Class, or a mixture of the two. The stamps can be purchased at all Post Offices.
First class stamps will cost 46p (usually 60p) and second class stamps will be 36p each (usually 50p).
When you have your voucher you will need to complete it and take it to a Post Office branch along with proof that you receive the relevant benefits.
Proof can be either:
- a letter from the Department of Work and Pensions, or
- a Post Office Card Account Statement, or
- a letter from the Service Personnel and Veterans Agency
The documents must be dated within the past 12 months and must name the relevant benefits.
If you are unable to get to a Post Office yourself, then someone else can collect your stamps for you. They must present the voucher form completed and signed by you, along with your proofs of receipt of the relevant benefits.
If you have not received a voucher, have lost it or if there is more than one eligible person in your household, you can order a voucher by calling Royal Mail Customer Services on 08456 016 248, no later than 18 December.