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Sanctioned: what benefit? (881kb)

Publisher:
Citizens Advice Scotland
Date:
July 2014
Summary:

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has published a report looking at the impact of benefit sanctions on its clients. With the numbers of people facing JSA sanctions doubling since 2010 CAS have investigated claims that many clients do not understand the reasons for them and some were not told how to appeal their decisions. The report also looks at how the sanctions can push people further into poverty with some going without food or switching of their heating.

Citizens Advice Scotland makes seven key recommendations the first of which asking for a fundamental review of the sanctions regime.

Type:
Report
Frequency:
One-off

This resource is posted in the following:  Causes of debt | Loss of income | Low Income