May 8, 1996 in Nation/World

‘Postage Due’ Soon May Be Done

Compiled From Wire Services

The Postal Service may end the practice of delivering underpaid mail “postage due.” Instead, mail with insufficient postage would return to sender, just like mail with no postage.

Currently, while mail with no postage is sent back, items with postage - but not enough - are marked “postage due” and sent to the recipient. The letter carrier then tries to collect the shortage.

But with more and more two-earner families and apartment living, letter carriers often can’t find someone at home to pay the overdue postage.

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