is the way all benefits, state pensions
and war pensions are now paid. What
this means is that instead of having
an order book, your money is paid
directly into your bank, building
society, Post Office TM or National
Savings Easy Access Savings Account.
The amount you get hasn’t changed,
just the way you receive it.
The change to Direct Payment gives you
more choice over where and when you collect
your money. You can pick it up from your
local bank or building society branch,
from the Post
Office or, in most cases, from a
machine. You can also get all your
payments paid into one account instead
of using separate order books and giro
cheques, which could make it easier
to manage your money.
still be able to let somebody else
collect your payments. You need to
ask your bank, building society or
Post Office about authorising somebody
else to collect your money for you.
This person is usually referred to
as a ‘third party’.
To find out more,
contact the Jobcentre Plus or social
security office that deals with your
benefits or pensions.