Appealing against what is included in a CC

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Please provide me with all recorded information held by the DWP detailing what rights or right of appeal JSA/UC claimants have if they decline to sign, or disagree with what a work coach wants to include in a claimants’ Claimant Commitment. I was told by another claimant that in these circumstances there is a so-called cooling off period of seven days.

Yours faithfully,

Chris Roberts

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The UT decision relates to JSA (Annex 1):

"In my judgment the mere fact that the Claimant had refused or failed to sign the proposed new JSAgt did not entitle the decision maker to terminate, or treat as no longer in force, the original JSAgt which had been signed on 20 April 2012, whether or not that failure or refusal was for good cause. In my judgment the procedure required by s.10 of the Jobseekers Act 1995 was that the local office (i.e. the “employment officer”) could refer the terms of the proposed new JSAgt to a decision maker to determine what those terms should be. Such a determination would in effect operate as a direction to the Claimant to enter into a new JSAgt in those terms: see s.10(6)(b) of the 1995 Act. If the Claimant then failed to do so within 21 days (see reg. 38 of the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations 1996), the decision maker was then empowered to make a further decision bringing the original (and still subsisting) JSAgt to an end: see s.10(6)(c)."