On Universal Credit and been sanctioned? Four out of five universal credit sanction appeals are successful
New DWP statistics also show that out of five universal credit sanction appeals are successful.
The same DWP statistics also show that sanction decisions are not changed in 72 per cent of mandatory reconsiderations
In 'Benefit sanctions statistics to October 2017’, the DWP reports that around 55 per cent of original universal credit sanction decisions in live service areas have resulted in a sanction being applied, while 72 per cent of mandatory reconsiderations have resulted in a sanction being upheld since August 2015. However, the figures also show that where a decision goes on to be appealed, four out of five appeals are successful (81 per cent) and only one in five (19 per cent) result in no change to the sanction decision.
In addition, the DWP provides details of the proportion of claimants sanctioned and the duration of sanctions, including figures showing that -
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