WORK PROGRAM SANCTIONS
58 year old woman who has worked since age of 15, but now unfortunately unemployed for last 2-3 years.
On Govt Work Program in Romford which I’ve attended for past 2 years.
Have had numerous advisors, told I have to apply for jobs which I am physically unable to do. Put on “Warehouse”, “Security”, (LOL) sessions, which do not exist.
Received letter that stated I was being sanctioned, despite having cleared it with an advisor that it was OK for me to not attend on that day - just provide proof of looking for work (I did - I applied for a job for WORK PROGRAM CONSULTANT) - online and sent it to my Advisor.
Appealed that - all OK.
I was ten minutes late for my last appointment due to a situation totally beyond my control. Five of those minutes were spent looking for the mystical warehouse course I was meant to be on. Advisor not happy so told me to make myself useful on computer. None available.
Advised that said advisor would be sending a WP08 (SANCTION) due to my being late. YOU COULD NOT MAKE IT UP!!
Another advisor has since told me that she has written a testimony stating that I have always attend on time prior to this hiccup - but now wondering if I will receive that dreaded letter through the post - your benefit has been sanctioned.
- Posted by: lesley carol at 12:05pm on 30 September 2013
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