Can you still get housing benefit if you have been sanctioned?

Can you still get housing benefit if you have been sanctioned?

Can you still get housing benefit if you have been sanctioned?
Yes. You can still get housing benefit if you have been sanctioned. However, if you have been sanctioned multiple times you will have three times as many attempts at getting housing benefit as if you had been granted housing benefit continuously.
How many attempts will it take you to get a decision cancelled?
You will have to have made at least two separate attempts to get a decision cancelled. If you have made fewer attempts you will have to prove that you are better informed than the government bureaucracy and had good cause for doing the questioning.
How long will it take you to get a decision cancelled?
You will have to prove that you have good cause for the questioning. Good cause includes a medical or domestic emergency, personal crisis, personal injury or illness, or if you have had any previous sanctions within the last 13 months you will have to present evidence of your claim to support your claim.
What happens next depends on whether the DWP is satisfied with your justification for the action you took (see above). If the DWP is not satisfied with your justification they may ask you to make a new claim for ESA or other benefits.

Can you still get housing benefit if you have been sanctioned?
No, you will not get any additional help from your local authority if you have been sanctioned. The help you will get will be the same as if you had been sanctioned.
How much will it cost you to stay?
You will have to repay the advance through your regular bank account unless you have given your advance to your landlord. In which case he/she may choose to keep a bank accountbook to show you where you can get more information about your housing benefit claim.

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