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    • Grey's_Anatomyfan643
    • By Grey's_Anatomyfan643 9th Jan 18, 12:24 PM
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    Housing Element on Universal Credit
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    • 9th Jan 18, 12:24 PM
    Housing Element on Universal Credit 9th Jan 18 at 12:24 PM
    I have just been to my second appointment at Job Centre and I asked my work coach if I get sanctioned in the near future, will my Housing Element be affected? he said, they is a possibility, this can't be right can it? what happens then? do I go to my council and inform them to get a nil-income form?

    Hopefully, it won't come to that as I hope I get a job ASAP.
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    • marliepanda
    • By marliepanda 9th Jan 18, 12:38 PM
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    I have just been to my second appointment at Job Centre and I asked my work coach if I get sanctioned in the near future, will my Housing Element be affected? he said, they is a possibility, this can't be right can it? what happens then? do I go to my council and inform them to get a nil-income form?

    Hopefully, it won't come to that as I hope I get a job ASAP.
    Originally posted by Grey's_Anatomyfan643
    Contrary to some, its not difficult to avoid sanctions. If you do what you are supposed to, aka look for jobs and attend appointments, its very easy to not be sanctioned.

    So, seems a bit odd to plan for what happens when you get a sanction. Im not sure what the council would do if you were sanctioned, once youre off HB they wont be interested.
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    • Alice Holt
    • By Alice Holt 9th Jan 18, 6:26 PM
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    The Housing element will not be affected by sanctions.

    However, without the other elements you will probably need to use that element to live - in effect eating the rent. So, it is likely you will fall into rent arrears and may face eviction.

    Sanctions are cumulative, a second sanction within a year lasts longer than the first.

    Some info here:
    https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/universal-credit/sanctions/if-youve-been-sanctioned/
    • Mersey
    • By Mersey 11th Jan 18, 3:09 AM
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    • 11th Jan 18, 3:09 AM
    I have just been to my second appointment at Job Centre and I asked my work coach if I get sanctioned in the near future, will my Housing Element be affected? he said, they is a possibility, this can't be right can it?
    Originally posted by Grey's_Anatomyfan643


    No, you're correct and the DWP employee was wrong.


    The main administrative advantage of UC over JSA is that JCP staff cannot close your claim in error - which would have stopped your HB.
    Please be polite to OPs and remember this is a site for Claimants and Appellants to seek redress against their bank, ex-boss or retailer. If they wanted morality or the view of the IoD or Bank they'd ask them.
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