Help with postal costs

ROYAL Mail is leafleting every Angus household to highlight details of its scheme to help customers on pension credit, employment and support allowance or incapacity benefit meet the postal cost of Christmas.

Under the scheme, which started on Tuesday and will run until Christmas Eve, those eligible will be able to buy up to 36 first and second class stamps at 2011 prices - 46p for first class and 36p for second class. Stamps can be bought in any combination of first and second class and only in a single transaction. 

To be eligible, will need to show proof of receipt of benefits with a letter from the Department for Work and Pensions, which lists the relevant benefits.

Customers can also present a Post Office Card Account statement that lists one of the relevant benefits. Leaflets being distributed now will include a voucher which, in conjunction with the letter from the DWP, will need to be presented at a Post Office counter to buy the stamps. Each voucher can be used by up to two people but is valid for one purchase only. Additional or replacement vouchers are available from the Royal Mail Customer Service Team on 08456 016 248 or