Appeal to overturn Back to Work (workfare) sanctions issued before 12th Feb 2013

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After Court of Appeal (Civil Division) judgment – Reilly and Wilson v Secretary of State, CPAG has issued a letter to the DWP which says, contrary to new DWP guidance (copy below) that:

“Claimants that have been served with a sanction do have a right of appeal under Section 12 of the Social Security Act 1998 and this will continue to be the case.”

“…potential claimants have a time limit of one month (with a discretionary extension of an additional 12 months) to
bring an appeal from the data of the decision to apply a sanction.”

Boycott Workfare has also produced a quick update to the judgment.

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Copy of above letter and enclosure via: