Housing Benefit ‘Disallowance-‘ A Freedom Of Information Request

Same Difference

Readers, you may remember this story from earlier this week.

I’ve just seen this Freedom of Information request on this issue. I will not reveal the name of the person who sent this FOI in case revealing affects the queston being answered.

I hope a response is provided- I’m sure many would love to know the answer.

Dear Department for Work and Pensions,
I would like you to clarify this matter for me. As far as I’m aware
when a person gets sanctioned the money that they receive gets
stopped and also their housing benefit gets stopped. However they
are still allowed to make a claim for housing benefit under a zero
income status. I have recently had reports of a Jobcentre advisor
telling claimants that if they don’t comply then they themselves
will sanction their housing benefit for two weeks.

When you have your signing on appointments, things are…

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