Benefit sanctions

During the first three weeks of my sanction I continued to look for work as I was required to. By the fourth week however I was exhausted, unwell and no longer had it in me. I was not eating as I had no food and was losing a lot of weight. I told the Job Centre I was unwell through not eating but was sanctioned for another three months for not looking for work properly.

We are calling for a full enquiry into the system as well as the immediate cessation of removing benefits from families with children and those with mental health problems.

Rethink Sanctions


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