Benefit sanctions for failing to do an email/electronic or telephone based interview

From 02 April 2013, a number of changes are being made to decision making on benefit sanctions, it will then be possible to get a sanction for failing to attend not only a face-to-face interview, but an email/electronic or telephone based interview.

“1. actual attendance
or
2. telephone
or
3. electronic means (e.g. e-mail).
It is the advisor who will specify the manner of participation.”
http://www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/m-8-13.pdf

This follows on from the 22nd of October 2012 power to make any activity mandatory via a Jobseeker’s Directions, which can be given:

1.     verbally
2.     in writing
3.     by email
4.     by telephone or
5.     by other electronic means (eg. text message).
http://consent.me.uk/sanctions/directions/

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