Dwp backdating rules
The DWP response is the claimant can claim Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) during this appeal stage.
Campaigners tell me, however, many disabled people say they won’t apply for JSA due to the fear that doing so will be interpreted by the DWP as evidence they are indeed fit for work.
Job Centre Plus is currently considering whether to sanction her for non-attendance.
Sarah tells me she’s tried to discuss this with both JCB and Seetec but neither has responded.
“Seetec has rarely if ever returned my support worker’s call or emails.” She adds she’s normally able to use the phone herself but due to the stress of sanctions and inappropriate work activity, she now needs her support worker to make contact for her.