The most common reason young people are sanctioned by the Jobcentre is being late or not turning up for meetings.
You could also be sanctioned for: You should be informed that you’re being sanctioned – so if your money hasn’t turned up and you don’t know why, call your local Jobcentre immediately. However charming you are, your advisor is still bound by law to sanction you if they think you’ve not kept your side of the job-seeking bargain.
It’s important that you contact your local council straight away and let them know your situation.
i am waiting to start my new job with the Nhs, i left my old job in February thinking i could start.
I have passed all clearances etc unfortunatly due to paperwork i am unable to start. I have been advised at the job centre that i can temporarily claim job seekers allowance. i am waiting to start my new job with the Nhs, i left my old job in February thinking i could start. Howver it can in exceptional circumstances: By upto 1 month prior to the date of claim if it was unreasonable for you to claim earlier.
If you leave a job voluntarily, get sacked for misconduct or refuse to take part in the Mandatory Work Activity Scheme, you’ll get sanctioned for 13 weeks for a first offence.
A second offence carries a 26-week sanction; a further one within a year means you’ll be sanctioned for three years. See this page for further information on the length of sanctions.
Being sanctioned is a frustrating process, but there are places you can go for help: Unfortunately we are unable to offer benefits advice at The Mix, but we can give emotional support and guide you to the best places for expert advice if you give us a call on 08 Remember to tell your benefits advisor if your circumstances change – for example, if you get a pay rise, new job or get married.
If you don’t you could face a £50 fine, as well as having to pay back any extra benefit.
If you have a good reason you should be able to avoid a sanction.
For example, if you tried to get the bus to the Jobcentre and it didn’t show, then you shouldn’t be sanctioned for being late to an appointment.
Following a Mandatory Reconsideration if you wish to appeal the decision, you must send your appeal directly to The Appeals Service (TAS) rather than the Social Security Office or Jobs & Benefits office that made the decision. If you disagree with a social security benefit or recovery of benefit decision notified on or after you must ask for it to be reviewed by the office that issued the decision before you can appeal the decision.