CTT – Correios de Portugal, taking into account "the importance of ensuring the safety and well-being of pensioners in the current context of the pandemic covid-19", will prolong some of the "exceptional and mitigating" measures implemented in connection with pension payments , in May, “given the success” of the pension payment operation in April.
In this context, the issuance and payment of vouchers will now be anticipated, now in three business days, and the distribution will be phased in, over fifteen days, to compensate for the May 1 holiday, thus minimizing the risk of influx to payment locations and contagion. The vouchers will be issued on April 29 and will be paid predictably until May 13.
As of May 4, all CTT stores will have new opening hours, open from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm and from 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm, to face the influx, with the exception of the Airport and Shopping Centers stores whose hours are those adopted by the entity that welcomes them.
CTT recalls that, for pensioners who wish to receive their voucher at home, they offer the home voucher payment service that can be requested, at the moment, to the postman (cost 1.80 euros).
The vouchers are valid for one month, so pensioners who do not need to do so in the first few days will be able to withdraw later, avoiding the days of greater affluence.
CTT also reminds that vouchers are an endorsable payment method, so, with the pensioner's signature on the back of the voucher and accompanied by the pensioner's identification document and his own identification, it is possible that a third party (family member, caregiver, friend) can survey the valley.
The vouchers, duly endorsed, can be deposited in the own account or in the account of third parties, and it is possible for them to make the funds available to pensioners, even if they have to wait for the liquidity in the account, avoiding the departure of these citizens' homes.
CTT pays about 370 thousand vouchers per month.