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Royal Mail discounted Xmas stamps scheme starts from 6th November for those on ESA, IB, Pension Credit

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  • As previously announced in March, Royal Mail is now rolling out its Christmas stamp scheme, which will enable customers in receipt of Pension Credit, Employment and Support Allowance or Incapacity Benefit to purchase 1st and 2nd Class stamps at 2011 prices during the busiest mailing time of the year.
  • The scheme, which launches on 6 November will enable eligible customers to purchase a total of 36 1st and 2nd Class stamps at 2011 prices - 46p for 1st Class and 36p for 2nd Class.
  • From 8 October, Royal Mail will be sending a leaflet to every home in the UK with further details of the scheme. It will include a voucher, which alongside the letter from the DWP, will need to be presented at one of the 11,800 Post Office® branches across the UK, to purchase the stamps.

 

Royal Mail is sending a leaflet to every household in the UK to remind them of the details of its scheme to enable customers on Pension Credit, Employment and Support Allowance or Incapacity Benefit to purchase 1st and 2nd Class stamps at 2011 prices.

In March, Royal Mail announced it would be launching the Christmas Stamp scheme to assist customers on these benefits to purchase stamps during the busiest mailing time of the year.

The scheme will run from 6 November until Christmas Eve and will enable customers to purchase a total of up to 36 1st and 2nd Class stamps at last year's prices - 46p for 1st Class and 36p for 2nd Class. The stamps can be purchased in any mixture of 1st and 2nd Class and can only be purchased in a single transaction.

The scheme will be administered at all 11,800 Post Office® branches across the UK.

To be eligible, customers will need to be in receipt of Pension Credit, Employment and Support Allowance or Incapacity Benefit. To purchase the stamps, customers will need to show proof of receipt with a letter from the Department for Work and Pensions, which lists the relevant benefits. This can include Annual Up-Rating or other awards letters, dated within the last 12 months. Alternatively customers can bring a Post Office Card Account statement that lists one of the relevant benefits.

From 8 October, Royal Mail will be sending a leaflet to every home in the UK, with further details of the scheme. This leaflet will also include a voucher, which, in conjunction with the letter from the DWP, will need to be presented at a Post Office® counter in order to purchase the stamps.

Each voucher is valid for one purchase only, but can be used for up to two people claiming the appropriate benefits. A customer can ask a friend, relative or carer to collect the stamps on their behalf, as long as the representative can produce the voucher and relevant letter from the DWP when at the Post Office®.

For more information, see the stamp offer pages<.

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