Post Office Card Accounts are similar to bank accounts, but can only be used to receive Welfare Benefit payments. They can be easier to set up than a bank account. A Job Centre Plus advisor can help you set an account up.
You will be given a Post Office card account with a plastic card and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that you can use to get your money out at the Post Office.
Be aware, the card cannot be used in cash machines and you cannot pay wages into it.
How to open an account
Do not go to the Post Office to open a Post Office Card Account. You can only arrange them through the Jobcentre Plus.
(city centre): 21-22 Park Pl, Leeds LS1 2SL
(city centre): 35 Eastgate, Leeds LS2 7RE
(East Leeds): 529 York Rd, Leeds LS9 6TF
To get your money out at a Post Office
There are 2 Post Office branches in Leeds City Centre:
116 Albion St, Leeds LS2 8LQ
6 – 16 New York Street, Leeds, 6-16 New York St, Leeds LS2 7DZ
There are also smaller Post Office branches in local areas of Leeds. You can find your local branch here: