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Welfare Reform Act (Northern Ireland) 2010


22.Provision is made to apply a one or two week benefit sanction to jobseeker’s allowance claimants who, without good cause, fail to attend mandatory appointments in connection with their claim.  A sanction will also be introduced for jobseeker’s allowance customers who commit acts of violence or threatening behaviour against staff in Jobs and Benefits Offices and Social Security Offices or contracted staff in the course of a claim for jobseeker’s allowance.  The sanction will only apply following a conviction or caution.

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