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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many benefit claimants were sanctioned for failure to attend an appointment between (a) April 2012 and April 2013 and (b) April 2013 and April 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Garston and Halewood more like this
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Maria Eagle more like this
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star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>In the latest quarter for which figures are available (June to Aug 2013), decisions to apply a sanction were made against approximately two per cent of JSA claims, two per cent of ISLP claims and around one quarter of a per cent of ESA claims for failure to attend an appointment</p><p> </p><p>The information requested up to September 2013 is shown in the table below.</p><p> </p><p>Number of individuals who had their benefit sanctioned for failure to attend: Great Britain, April 2012 to September 2013.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p>April 2012 to March 2013</p></td><td><p>April 2013 to September 2013</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>274,650</p></td><td><p>94,340</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>Source: DWP Information, Governance and Security Directorate: Sanctions and Disallowance Decisions Statistics Database and Income Support Computer System</p><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><ol start="1" type="1"><li>Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10 and totals will include individuals who have had a sanction applied for more than one period e.g. if an individual had a sanction applied in April 2012 and in April 2013 then they will appear in both of these periods.</li><li>Individuals who have had claims for more than one benefit sanctioned in the period will count twice, e.g. an individual receiving an ESA sanction in April 2012 who makes a subsequent JSA claim and receives a JSA sanction will count twice</li></ol><p>3. The number of individuals sanctioned is the number of sanction or disallowance referrals where the decision was found against the claimant.</p><p>4. New sanctions rules came into force for JSA and ESA from 22 October 2012 and 3 December 2012. Further information can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/jobseekers-allowance-overview-of-sanctions-rules" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/jobseekers-allowance-overview-of-sanctions-rules</a> Failure to attend for JSA includes: Failure to attend a place on a training scheme or employment programme, Failure to attend or failure to participate in an Adviser interview and Failure to attend Back to Work Session, without good reason.Failure to attend for ESA includes: Failure to attend/participate in a mandatory interview.</p><p>5. Income Support Lone Parents receive a fixed sanction of 20% of the personal allowance rate of a single claimant [not aged less than 25] for each failure to attend/participate in a Work Focused Interview until 10 pence is left in payment. This sanction lasts until the individual attends and participates in a Work Focused Interview. In the case where there is more than one sanction in place the claimant need only attend/participate in one Work Focused Interview in order for all related sanctions to be removed from their benefit.</p><p>6. Information on JSA and ESA sanctions is published and available at:</p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Maria Eagle remove filter