Poste Italiane and the Arma dei Carabinieri have signed an agreement whereby all citizens aged 75 and over who receive social security benefits at post offices, which normally collect their pension in cash, can request to receive the sums for free in cash at their home, delegating the Carabinieri to the retreat. The service cannot be rendered to those who have already delegated other subjects to collect, have a passbook or a postal account or who live with family members or in any case these are residing in the vicinity of their home.
The agreement is part of the wider effort put in place by the two institutional partners, each in its own field of activity, to counter the spread of Covid-19 and mitigate its effects, also through the adoption of extraordinary measures aimed at avoiding displacements. physical bodies of people, and in particular of subjects at greatest risk, in any case ensuring the maintenance of the interpersonal distance of at least one meter. The initiative also allows to protect beneficiaries from the commission of crimes against them, such as scams, robberies and snatches.
On the basis of the agreement just signed, the Carabinieri will go to the post office counters to collect the pension allowances and then deliver them to the home of the beneficiaries who have requested it from the Italian Post Office by issuing a special written proxy. Pensioners can contact the toll-free number 800 55 66 70 made available by Poste or call the nearest Carabinieri station to request more information.
The collaboration is the result of the awareness of both subscribers to play a strategic role in support of the country and confirms their vocation for proximity to the most fragile territories and categories. The result came from the ability of the Carabinieri and operators of the Italian Post Office to intercept the needs of the population and to succeed, thanks to the widespread presence of both the Carabinieri Station Command and the Post Offices throughout the country, to provide an effective and supportive service.
The Arma dei Carabinieri and Poste Italiane will continue to ensure the provision and delivery of pensions to the over seventy-five-year-olds for the entire duration of the Covid-19 emergency.
Source: Poste Italiane