Public Law Project


Benefit sanctions: Help shape a fairer system

The Public Law Project is researching the barriers that claimants face when challenging benefit sanctions. As part of this they are keen to speak to:

  •  Benefit claimants who have been sanctioned by DWP (either recently or in the past)
  • Advisors and other individuals who have experience of providing advice or other support to sanctioned claimants

Taking part would involve a one-off phone or video call with PLP’s Research Fellow, Caroline Selman, to hear about your experience of the sanctioning process. If you would like to participate in a different format or have any accessibility or language requirements please let them know using the contact details below.

Your insights will be used to help shape a strategy for improving access to justice for claimants who have been unfairly or unlawfully sanctioned. All responses will be anonymised on publication.  

Further information is available here:
Participants taking part in their capacity as benefit claimants will be offered a £20 gift voucher for either Sainsbury’s or Argos as thanks for taking part.  

If you are interested in taking part, or if you would like to find out more, contact Caroline on 020 7843 1268 or email:

Courtesy of MACC e-bulletin 21 Dec 2021 – 15:52 by michelle.foster