Advice on what to do if you haven’t got a bank account.

Why do i need a bank account ?

From october 2013 all benefits including housing benefit will be paid directly to you in a bank account. If you don’t have one you will need to open can withdraw money from your account at cash machines or at the post office. You can also pay bills, like your rent, by direct debit.if you are having difficulty opening a bank or credit union account contact your housing  officer.