Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 21st February 2019.

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Photo of Deidre Brock Deidre Brock Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Devolved Government Relations), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Environment and Rural Affairs), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Wales)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will publish her Department's guidance for Decision makers on issuing sanctions.

Photo of Alok Sharma Alok Sharma The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The Department’s guidance for its decision makers is already available to see on For decision makers dealing with awards of Jobseeker’s Allowance, the guidance can be found in the “Decision Makers Guide” (“DMG”) at chapter 34. Guidance for Employment and Support Allowance can be found in DMG chapter 53.

The “Advice for Decision Makers” (“ADM”) contains guidance for decision makers dealing with awards of Universal Credit at chapters K1 to K9. Guidance for awards of new-style Employment and Support Allowance and new-style Jobseeker’s Allowance, guidance can be found at chapters V7 and S4 to S7 respectively.

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