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ESA, termination of contract and sanctions

RSISolutionsRSISolutions Member Posts: 113 Courageous
edited October 2017 in PIP, DLA and AA
Dear Benefit's training company. I am currently in receipt of ESA. I am also technically still employed, but I am not working and not being paid any money as my sickness cover with my company has ran out. 

If my employers terminate my contract with them, will I be sanctioned by the DWP and loose benefits? 
If I terminate my contract will I be sanctioned and loose benefits? 


  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering
    Hi RSISolutions,

    No, you won't be sanctioned under any of the circumstances described above.
    You are receiving ESA because you are unfit for work. Whether your contract is terminated by you or your employer doesn't change the fact that you are unfit for work.
    Sanctions for "giving up work" without good reason only apply if you are intending to claim JSA. 

    The Benefits Training Co:
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    Michael Chambers
    Will Hadwen
    Sarah Hayle
    Maria Solomon
    David Stickland
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