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Universal Credit Guidance

This page contains universal credit guidance placed by the government in the House of Commons library deposited papers archive.
 

Title Version
Access to work 2.0
Additional amount for children 29.0
Administrative and Conditionality Earnings Thresholds 13.0
Advances - benefit transfer 16.0
Advances - budgeting advances 17.0
Advances - change of circumstances 15.0
Advances - new claim 21.0
All about Universal Credit 28.0
Applying the minimum income floor 19.0
Appointees, Personal Acting Bodies and Corporate Acting Bodies 13.0
Apprenticeships 2.0
Approving payments on the Central Payments System 1.0
Armed Forces 4.0
Armed Forces accommodation 2.0
Assessment period 1.0
Assisted digital overview 14.0
Availability for work 10.0
Backdating 4.0
Bed and breakfast and hotel accommodation 1.0
Benefit cap 23.0
Bereavement Support Payment 2.0
Biographical tests 10.0
Building the Claimant Commitment 10.0
Calculating rent as a monthly amount Social Rented Sector 4.0
Capital Disregards 24.0
Care leavers 18.0
Carers 21.0
Child in considerable distress 5.0
Child maintenance 5.0
Childcare costs 27.0
Claim closure 22.0
Claimant commitment not accepted 5.0
Claimant Commitment - Overview 11.0
Claimant history 1.0
Claimant lists 1.0
Claimant moves to a care home 2.0
Claimants at risk of eviction 2.0
Claimants who must pay housing costs without having a tenancy 3.0
Closing the gateway for claimants with severe disability premium 1.0
Cold Weather Payments 8.0
Commercial tenancies 1.0
Companies and Directors - Gainful self-employment 4.0
Complex needs overview 18.0
Conditionality requirements temporarily laid off 1.0
Consent and disclosure including when to share with third parties 26.0
Contrived tenancies 5.0
Cost of living payment 3.0
Council tax 3.0
DWP staff as claimants 9.0
DWP staff as landlords 3.0
Death and bereavement 15.0
Deductions priority order 8.0
Deductions 14.0
Deprivation of capital 4.0
Discretionary housing payments 9.0
Domestic abuse 24.0
Drug and Alcohol Dependency 9.0
Eligibility for housing support 3.0
Eligibility for universal credit 4.0
Employed claimants - fit for work support 8.0
European Union Settlement Scheme 1.0
Evidence verification 7.0
Expected hours 6.0
Fail to attend 21.0
Failure to attend - good reason 8.0
Fair Start Scotland 7.0
Flexible Support Fund 25.0
Foodbanks 3.0
Foster carers 5.0
Fraud and error 9.0
Funding and permitted hours for skills training 4.0
Going abroad 9.0
Habitual Residence Test 12.0
Health Adjustment Passport 2.0
Health conditions and disabilities - day 1 to day 29 15.0
Help with travel costs 1.0
Home visits 13.0
Homelessness and at risk of homelessness 14.0
Housing Cost Contributions non dependants 13.0
Identity verification 19.0
Immediate WCA referrals 11.0
Ineligible partner 8.0
Insolvency 5.0
Intensive Personalised Employment Support guidance 3.0
Intensive work search regime 24.0
Internships 3.0
Introduction to provision 3.0
Job goals and competing for vacancies 4.0
Jobs Growth Wales Plus and ReAct Plus 2.0
Joint tenancies 8.0
Journal messaging 1.0
Labour Market regimes and overrides 25.0
Labour market tools 8.0
Learning Disabilities and Learning Difficulties 5.0
Light touch regime 9.0
List of universal credit trusted partners 20.0
MAPPA 3.0
Manage jobs and opportunities Vacancy Policy Standards 1.0
Manage jobs and opportunities Overview 4.0
Mandatory reconsiderations 12.0
Medical Evidence including Fit notes 14.0
Mental Health 4.0
Method of payment in universal credit 2.0
Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking 5.0
Money guidance and APA 32.0
Mortgages 18.0
Move to UC managed migration 4.0
Move to UC transitional capital disregard 2.0
Move to UC transitional protection top-up payment 2.0
Multiply England - numeracy courses 1.0
National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage 6.0
New Enterprise Allowance 13.0
New style benefits 11.0
New style ESA and UC Dual claims 5.0
New style ESA only 6.0
New style JSA and UC Dual claims 3.0
New style JSA only 4.0
New claims 18.0
No work-related requirements regime 9.0
Non-digital relationships 3.0
Other benefits 25.0
Other work-related activities 3.0
Overpayments 10.0
Passported benefits 10.0
Paternity leave and pay 2.0
Paying for two homes 6.0
Periods of sickness and self-employment 8.0
Prisoners 17.0
Primary evidence 
Note - this item was obtained via a Freedom of Information response dated 28 November 2023
5.0
Private rented sector 22.0
Protecting claimants at risk 9.0
Provision: Choosing a career and developing work skills 2.0
Provision: Developing employability skills and work experience 1.0
Provision: Support claimants with health conditions 2.0
Real Time Information 12.0
Reasonable adjustments and alternative formats 5.0
Reclaims 10.0
Recoverable Hardship Payments 10.0
Redundancy prior to a claim 4.0
Refugees and Asylum Seekers
Note - an updated v13.0 has been obtained via a Freedom of Information response dated 28 November 2023
12.0
Registered or approved childcare 8.0
Relevant period for LCWRA 4.0
Removal of Requirement to accept a claimant commitment 12.0
Restart Scheme 1.0
Restart Scheme claimants with a health condition or disability 5.0
Sanctions 28.0
Sector-based work academies 9.0
Self-employed and gainfully self-employed 14.0
Self-employed earnings - permitted expenses 6.0
Self-employed earnings 9.0
Self-employment Start Up Period 13.0
Self-reported earnings 5.0
Serious violence and gang culture 3.0
Service charges 10.0
Severe conditions 3.0
Shared ownership 4.0
Skills bootcamps 3.0
Social rented sector 2.0
Speakers of other languages 5.0
Statutory sickness payment SSP 7.0
Students: eligibility, conditionality and student income 37.0
Suicide and self-harm DWP six point plan framework 10.0
Supported accommodation 7.0
Supporting citizens arriving from Afghanistan 5.0
Supporting claimants with their basic and employability skills needs and digital capabilities 3.0
Surplus, fluctuating and irregular earnings plus payment cycles 10.0
Switching off requirements (easements) for LM regime interventions 9.0
Switching off work availability and work related activities 19.0
Tax-free childcare scheme 8.0
Temporary accommodation 4.0
Terminal illness 22.0
The size criteria for renters 7.0
Treated as having LCW 2.0
Treated as having LCWRA and day 1 WCA referrals 6.0
Treatment of capital 13.0
Treatment of earnings 9.0
Ukraine 3.0
Unacceptable customer behaviour 4.0
Under 18s 18.0
Underpayments 13.0
Unearned income 18.0
UC Trusted partners 21.0
UC monthly rates 21.0
Voluntary work 8.0
Wales Skills to Employment pathway 5.0
Welsh language communications 1.0
Winter Fuel Payments 4.0
Work Allowance and taper rate - calculating earnings 12.0
Work capability assessment claimants in employment 14.0
Work capability assessment outcomes 16.0
Work capability assessments 22.0
Work-focused interview regime 9.0
Work preparation activities 5.0
Work preparation regime 16.0
Work and Health Programme 23.0
Work-related activities and the Labour market regime 7.0
Work-related requirements and ongoing contact in the health journey 21.0
Work-related requirements for claimants with children 8.0
Work Search activities 9.0
Working enough regime 7.0
Youth offer 4.0

Please note: The links on this page are to copies of the guidance on the Parliament website. The guidance was originally placed in the Commons Library in October 2016 at the request of the then Work and Pensions Minister Lord Freud. Updated versions were placed in the Library on 14 September 2017; 18 July 2018; 28 March 2019; 21 October 2019; 29 October 2020; 15 April 2021; 28 October 202126 April 2022; 18 October 2022, 20 April 2023 and 11 October 2023.

This page was last updated on: 16 October 2023.

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