Guidance

Jobseeker’s Allowance sanctions

It’s important you understand what you must to do to get your benefit payment and what will happen if you don’t do this.

Detail

This factsheet takes you through:

  • what you must do to keep your benefit payment
  • how long your benefit payment could be stopped for and when your claim could be ended
  • what you could do if you didn’t agree with the decision to stop your benefit payment or end your claim
  • what you should do if your benefit payment is stopped or your claim is ended
  • how you find out about hardship payments if you don’t have enough money to live on because your benefit payment has been stopped or your claim has ended

Read more about Jobseeker’s Allowance.