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Free Matter for the Blind and Other Physically Handicapped Persons – Extra Services
Updated October 1996

PS-013 (703.5)

This Customer Support Ruling discusses the use of extra services when mailing material as Free Matter for the Blind and Other Physically Handicapped Persons.

Free Matter for the Blind and Other Physically Handicapped Persons is a special category of mail.  It is not included in First-Class Mail, Periodicals, Standard Mail, or Package Services.

If extra services are requested, except insurance, the class of mail is changed, and payment of postage and fees for special services is required.  A mailer may insure a parcel, mailable as Free Matter for the Blind or Other Physically Handicapped Persons, by paying only the required insurance fee.  However, all matter sent certified or registered mail requires payment of postage plus the full fees charged for the extra service.

(Signed)
Anita J. Bizzotto
Manager
Mailing Standards
United States Postal Service
Washington DC 20260-3436