UC and PO card accounts

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UC and PO card accounts

Post by Caker on Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:15 am

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FOI 'We, DWP, can refuse to let you use your Post Office Card Account (POCA) for payments of Universal Credit'

Frank Zola wrote:After someone has used a Post Office Card Account (POCA) to get many months of Universal Credit payments, should they decline any of your Personal Budgeting Support, on what legal basis can you refuse to make payments to their POCA[1] and what legal powers or sanctions can you use to require a UC claimant to open a bank account[2] and stop using their POCA
to make their UC payments[3]?

If an existing UC claimant is getting payments via their POCA and they also have a bank account, what legal powers do the DWP have to refuse to make payments via their POCA [4] and what powers do you have that requires any POCA to disclose to the DWP their bank account details [5] for the purpose of making their UC payments into and not their POCA?

Please disclose information information you hold for [1], [2], [3], [4] and [5]
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