A case may have more than one sanction because one person failed to meet different requirements, such as a sanction for the activity requirement and a sanction for the child support requirement. A case may also have more than one sanction because 2
(or more) persons failed to meet either the same or different requirements. A person who has an active sanction cannot have another sanction for the same requirement.
When there are 2 (or more) sanctions at the same time, the sanction penalties can be the same (both 50 or 100%) or different (one 50% and the other 100%). If the penalties are the same, cash benefits are reduced as though there were only one sanction.
If the penalties are different, cash benefits are reduced by the more severe penalty, as though only that sanction were in effect. The severity of the penalty depends on both the level and length of the sanction. A first level sanction in the 4th month
has a penalty of 100%, which is more severe than the 50% penalty for a 2nd level sanction in the first 3 months.
Both (all) sanctions must end to restore full benefits. If a 100% penalty ends before a 50% penalty, benefits are restored at 50%.
For 2nd and 3rd level sanctions, when the minimum 3-month periods overlap, the overlap months count for both sanctions.