Sanctions

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1. New Jobseekers Allowance Sanctions regime from 22 Oct 2012
2. Changes to Jobseeker’s Allowance sanctions ­– factsheet
3. Changes to Jobseeker’s Allowance sanctions  – leaflet


1. New Jobseekers Allowance Sanctions regime from 22 Oct 2012

  • Higher level sanctions (for example for leaving a job voluntarily) will lead to claimants losing all of their JSA for a fixed period of 13 weeks for a first failure, 26 weeks for a second failure and 156 weeks for a third and subsequent failure (within a 52 week period of their last failure).
  • Intermediate level sanctions of four weeks for a first failure, rising to 13 weeks for a second or subsequent failures (within a 52 week period of their last failure) may be applied following a period of disallowance for not actively seeking employment or not being available for work.
  • Lower level sanctions (for example for failing to attend an adviser interview) will lead to claimants losing all of their JSA for a fixed period of four weeks for the first failure, followed by 13 weeks for subsequent failures (within a 52 week period of their last failure)

Boycott Workfare: JSA Maximum Sanction Increases To Three Years From October 22nd
http://www.boycottworkfare.org/?p=1583

2. Changes to Jobseeker’s Allowance sanctions ­– factsheet

Download: http://www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/jsa-sanction-changes-factsheet.pdf
Source: http://www.dwp.gov.uk/adviser/updates/jsa-sanction-changes/

3. Changes to Jobseeker’s Allowance sanctions  – leaflet

Download: http://www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/jsa-sanction-changes.pdf
Source: http://www.dwp.gov.uk/adviser/updates/jsa-sanction-changes/

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