April 23, 2018
The Work and Pensions Committee has opened an inquiry into the use of benefit sanctions, and Action for M.E. wants to hear from you so we can tell them how the use of sanctions impact people with M.E.
Sanctions are where a claimant’s benefits are docked for a period of time because they have breached a condition of receiving those benefits, such as attending appointments with a work coach. If a person is sanctioned and their benefit payments are temporarily stopped, it can drastically affect their financial security.
If you have received a sanction while claiming benefits and want to tell us a little bit about your experience, please get in touch before Monday 14 May, including details of:
When sharing your experience, please consider the following questions:
Any amount of information you are able to give us is valuable, so please only share what is manageable for you. We will be sure to anonymise all submissions we refer to (usually we will quote directly from your story) when we respond to this inquiry.
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