Matthew Oakley is conducting an independent review on the operation of the Jobseeker’s Allowance sanctions system. He wants to hear from claimants and interested parties about their experience of sanctions while claimants were on mandatory back-to-work schemes.{jcomments on}

Although this might not yet affect many of Benefits and Work members, you might wish to pass on this information to others.

This could of course be an opportunity to express your concern about how you might be treated should you need to claim Jobseekers Allowance in future.

We will shortly be publishing a new guide on claiming Jobseekers Allowance while waiting for Mandatory Reconsideration of an ESA decision.

Details of this independent review and how to contribute your views confidentially are available at:

Alternatively, contact the review team via email at:

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The call for information closes on 10 January 2014.


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