Re-opening of the Jobcenter: Hartz-IV-recipients is the threat of sanctions again

Hartz IV-recipients must expect from now on, again, with sanctions, should they violate requirements of the job centre. A corresponding instruction has issued,

Re-opening of the Jobcenter: Hartz-IV-recipients is the threat of sanctions again

Hartz IV-recipients must expect from now on, again, with sanctions, should they violate requirements of the job centre. A corresponding instruction has issued, the Federal employment Agency, in consultation with the Federal Ministry of labour on Thursday at the job center, as a spokesman for the Federal Agency confirmed in Nuremberg, Germany. Background the re-opening of the job centre for the public transport. The suspension of the sanctions was mainly because Affected could not come to the job centre. The job centre had been closed due to the Corona-crisis to the public.

The joint welfare Association has criticized the Directive on Thursday in focus. The sanction of practice had been questioned by the Federal constitutional court is fundamentally in question, a necessary legal provision from standing.

The Federal constitutional court had ruled last year that the state of Hartz-IV recipients for breaches of Duty may punish. But power cuts of up to 30 percent are permitted. The job centre are no longer allowed to even sanction a lump sum, but must look at each case individually - if necessary, at a personal hearing.

"the sanctions were counter-productive and drive people into poverty," said Ulrich Schneider, managing Director of the joint General Association. It is a witness of exceptional cold-heartedness, or distance, not Life, if people refused emergency financial help, but now with the power cuts are threatened,“ he said.

Hart IV-payments to rise

The joint calls, instead, a demand-oriented increase of the rule sets and the complete abolition of sanctions. "It is high time, that we can overcome these antiquated cane pedagogy of the last century, and to a people facing a sanction-free help system," said Schneider.

Date Of Update: 03 July 2020, 07:19

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