- Requested on
- Wed 23rd July, 2014
- FOI 4721
- Information provided
What law allows a council to stop payments of housing benefit when a person faces sanctions to their benefits e.g. JSA or ESA?
The only sanction that stop Housing Benefit is the one strike fraud sanctions. Sanctioning JSA or ESA does stop Housing Benefit, providing the Local Authority is advised correctly it is a sanction.