PLP is researching the barriers that welfare benefit claimants face in challenging and appealing benefit sanction decisions – and we need your help!

So we can build a picture of current practices, we’re keen to hear from:

  • 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.

Your experiences can help shape our strategy for improving access to justice for claimants who have been unfairly or unlawfully sanctioned.

If you can help, please fill in the short form at the bottom of this page, or drop a line to Caroline Selman:, 020 7843 1268. 

Taking part

After we’ve made initial contact with you, we’ll arrange a one-off phone or video call at a time that suits you with Research Fellow, Caroline Selman, who is leading the research.

For any questions, or if you have any concerns about accessibility and would like to participate in a different format, please get in touch with Caroline:, 020 7843 1268. 

For further information about the research project, including how we will ensure the confidentiality and safe processing of any information you provide, in the Participant Information Sheet and Consent Form.

This research is funded by the Lloyd’s Bank Foundation