What is the difference for benefit claimants between a sanction, a disallowance and a suspension of benefits?

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!

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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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