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Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 60688, tabled on 17 June 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make it her Department's policy to extend the temporary suspension of sanctioning in the welfare system beyond 30 June 2020.

Answered on

26 June 2020

We made the decision to temporarily suspend the requirement for face-to-face Jobcentre Plus appointments for all claimants in Universal Credit, New Style Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) and Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), old-style JSA and ESA, and Income Support.

Arrangements after the 30th June will be communicated in due course.