Working instead of coming in to the Jobcentre? You’ll get sanctioned!

Andrew Dutton of the Derbyshire Welfare Rights Service writes on Rightsnet:

Client works part-time on Universal Credit.

Gets offered an extra day’s work, which clashes with a fixed Jobcentre+ meeting. Calls JC+, explains, all seems to be well.

Sanctioned for non-attendance.

Requests Mandatory Reconsideration on 8/8/16 and sends letter from employer dated 12/8/16 proving he was at work on the day in question.

Mandatory Reconsideration  Notice (MRN) 14/8/16 – no change to decision, says he has not produced evidence he was at work.

Apart from the sheer haste behind the issuing of the MRN, this is a decision that places attending JC+ appointments telling you how to get work over and above…. actually working.

What……?

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