The sanctions regime for Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) is “grossly unfair to people with learning disabilities” and helps to “trap them in poverty”, according to a leading charity. This criticism came as the government published the findings of a review into how Jobcentre Plus and back to work scheme providers communicate with claimants who have their benefits stopped for not keeping up their end of the bargain. Sanctions – which have a “vital role to play in the modern day welfare system”, according to the review’s author, Matthew Oakley – are applied as a last resort when claimants fail to do
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