Can things get any worse for the poorer members of England’s society
So people who are in need of benefits, get them stopped, if there is any doubt, to stop over-payments? The same as sanctioning someone, who is out of work and needs benefits? This is just causing more deprivation amongst the already deprived. Whilst the rich, avoid and/or evade paying their fair share of tax!
At times it is easy to get confused about what a Benefit Sanction is compared to a Disallowance of Benefits or Supsension of Benefits. Today the DWP responded to an FOI request thus:
“What is the difference for benefit claimants between a sanction, a disallowance and a suspension of benefits?
How does each of these actions affect entitlement to Housing Benefit on grounds of low or nil income?
Sanction: This has the effect of either reducing benefit or terminating entitlement to benefit consequent on a claimant taking or failing to take action contrary to commitments entered into both when claiming a relevant benefit and as amended during the award: eg. not applying for work, or refusing to attend a training course when in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA).
Disallowance: This applies where a claim for benefit does not meet the conditions of entitlement for the benefit claimed –…
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How many councils have been acting unlawfully?
Instead of raising the minimum wage to a liveable wage and increase the number of council homes. The UK Government feels fit to punish those who are being paid a pittance.