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fao crazydiamond 8 years 10 months ago #43125

  • incap99
The Social Security (Incapacity Benefit Work-focused Interviews) Regulations 2008 state the following:

6.—(1) The Secretary of State must notify, in writing or otherwise, a relevant claimant who is required to take part in a work-focused interview of the date, time and place of that interview


in your opinion and to clarify this for me:

what are the consequences of the above not taking place? i refer to the fact that i had a complaint looked into, only to be subjected to a work focused interview which i was unaware was taking place.

jobcenter admit they did not make me aware that a wifi was taking place.

have they broke the law or only acted unlawfully, i dont no the difference.
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Re:fao crazydiamond 8 years 10 months ago #43132

  • originaldave
incap99 wrote:

The Social Security (Incapacity Benefit Work-focused Interviews) Regulations 2008 state the following:

6.—(1) The Secretary of State must notify, in writing or otherwise, a relevant claimant who is required to take part in a work-focused interview of the date, time and place of that interview


in your opinion and to clarify this for me:

what are the consequences of the above not taking place? i refer to the fact that i had a complaint looked into, only to be subjected to a work focused interview which i was unaware was taking place.

jobcenter admit they did not make me aware that a wifi was taking place.

have they broke the law or only acted unlawfully, i dont no the difference.



It starts off as a mistake if they make a lot of them and dont act when you bring there mistakes to there attention and acting can also mean saying sorry it might be maladminstraion

you have to complain throught the food chain and tell them what you want them to do about it
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Re: fao crazydiamond 8 years 10 months ago #43133

  • Survivor
I'll leave it to Crazydiamond to answer in detail, but firstly, unlawful just means not in accordance with the law, so if something is unlawful it breaks the law.

Secondly in practical terms I'd have thought the most important consequence would be that if they sanctioned you for not attending, you could appeal the sanction applied or you could seek compensation for their error. If you wanted to do that, a welfare adviser could help you to make a claim.

However, Crazydiamond or the other moderators might be able to go into more depth than I can on this. I'm replying because he may not see it before we close at the weekend.
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Re:fao crazydiamond 8 years 10 months ago #43141

  • incap99
just to claify.

i was asked to attend a work focused interview, i asked for it to be waived or defferd, but they refused - however only the advisor refused and there was no offical record kept of my request, as i did not attend the work focused interview they sanctioned my benifit.

it turned out they maladminstrated, and the sanction was for the wrong amounts, and the sanction started on the wrong dates, aswell as other numerous errors.

becasue of the errors and maladminsitration (and i had not attended the wifi at this point) i complained about the sanctions etc, which led to a meeting about the maladminsitration and sanction incorectly applied for not attending the wifi.


during the meeting about the complaint, i was then subjected to the work focused interview i was unawre was taking place, and not even told i was been subject to the wifi.

i am now abouyt to suubmit my compalints to ice,
i can not get help from cab, they say my complaint is to serious and needs a solicitor to act, the solicitior the advised me to speak to will not help me on this matter.
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Re:fao crazydiamond 8 years 10 months ago #43162

incap99 wrote:

The Social Security (Incapacity Benefit Work-focused Interviews) Regulations 2008 state the following:

6.—(1) The Secretary of State must notify, in writing or otherwise, a relevant claimant who is required to take part in a work-focused interview of the date, time and place of that interview


in your opinion and to clarify this for me:

what are the consequences of the above not taking place? i refer to the fact that i had a complaint looked into, only to be subjected to a work focused interview which i was unaware was taking place.

jobcenter admit they did not make me aware that a wifi was taking place.

have they broke the law or only acted unlawfully, i dont no the difference.


Insofar as your claim that the DWP have potentially acted unlawfully and applied inappropriate sanctions, you do have the statutory right of appeal against this decision. If you decide to appeal, you will have one month from the date of the letter which informed you that the sanctions would be imposed.

The appeal form is GL24.

If you feel that you have a case for maladministration, you will need to exhaust the DWP's internal complaints procedures first before the Independent Case Examiner (ICE) is able to take up your complaint.

Further details can be found in this publication entitled Financial Redress for Injustice Resulting from Maladministration.
Nothing on this board constitutes legal advice - always consult a professional about specific problems
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