mt wrote:I don't have a post office account. And even if I did, that would be frozen too, wouldn't it?
According to someone I know, it is frozen until they recieve a letter from the OR stateing that he has no interest in the account. It is then released back. During the frozen period you cannot take money out and they cannot pay benefits in, so if on benefits it is a wise step to arrange a couple to be paid by Giro
Nicky wrote:All assets are frozen so I would think that does include a post office account.
i should think it would be frozen along with any other accounts. after all you could have stashed thousands in there for all the OR knows.
However, my OR said that they were not to bothered if you were bankrupt when looking for new accounts to open.
then click on 'Report changes Online'.
' Tell us about a change in circumstances'
And so on and so on.
I did this and my next child benefit payment was by cheque that I cash at the post office and will continue to be like that untill I tell them my new bank details.
Found it all very easy..
Thanks homely for that info. I'll open one tomorrow afternoon then.
Lovely, and they wonder why bankruptcies are on the up.
Mel_Odious wrote:mt wrote:I don't have a post office account. And even if I did, that would be frozen too, wouldn't it?
Now you mention it, I don't recall seeing a Post Office account being frozen.
Anybody know for sure?
As it can only be used for reciept of benefits I do not think so either.