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Benefit Sanctions

Benefit Sanctions 2015-08-11T15:16:50+00:00

Once you claim Universal Credit there are certain things you will need to do as part of your claimant commitment, such as look for employment or attend meetings with your Job Centre Plus Work Coach. If you do not follow the terms you agreed in your claimant commitment or other requirements set out by your Work Coach there is a risk that your benefit may be ‘sanctioned’.

A benefit sanction is when your benefits are stopped for a set period; sanctions can last for weeks, months or even years. If your benefit has been sanctioned you should work with your Work Coach to try and fix the issue but in the meantime you should notify your Rental Income Officer as soon as this happens.