Will I be sanctioned if I’m claiming Universal Credit and can’t attend a jobcentre appointment because of Coronavirus?

No. For three months (minimum, this may be extended) no-one is expected to attend appointments in person at the jobcentre. This goes for all of us who currently claim benefits, and for all new claimants too. But we must contact our Work Coach as soon as possible to let them know if we’re unable to work due to coronavirus, either through the online journal or the Universal Credit helpline.

Updated 06/04/2020