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Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN HL1952, tabled on 7 September 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration, if any, they have given to imposing community service, instead of benefit sanctions, on benefits claimants who wilfully fail to comply with the rules.

Answered on

15 September 2015

I refer the noble Lord to the answer I gave on 13 July 2015 to Question UIN HL1119 when I wrote, “there are no current plans to replace benefit sanctions with community service.”