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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
Additional amount for children 17.0
Administrative and Conditionality Earnings Thresholds 7.0
Advances - benefit transfer 11.0
Advances - budgeting advances 10.0
Advances - change of circumstances 9.0
Advances - new claim 15.0
Afghan locally employed staff 1.0
All about Universal Credit 21.0
Annual verification 5.0
Applying the minimum income floor 16.0
Appointees, Personal Acting Bodies and Corporate Acting Bodies 10.0
Armed Forces 2.0
Armed Forces accommodation 2.0
Assisted digital overview 14.0
Availability for work 6.0
Backdating 4.0
Bed and breakfast and hotel accommodation 1.0
Benefit cap 20.0
Bereavement Support Payment 2.0
Building the Claimant Commitment 6.0
Calculating rent as a monthly amount Social Rented Sector 4.0
Capital Disregards 17.0
Care leavers 17.0
Carers 14.0
Child in considerable distress 4.0
Child maintenance 4.0
Childcare costs 21.0
Claim closure 17.0
Claimant commitment not accepted 3.0
Claimant Commitment - Overview 6.0
Claimant history 1.0
Claimant moves to a care home 1.0
Claimant suicide or self-harm - DWP Six Point Plan Framework 1.0
Claimants at risk of eviction 1.0
Claimants served in Armed Forces 1.0
Claimants who must pay housing costs without having a tenancy 2.0
Closing the gateway for claimants with severe disability premium 1.0
Cold Weather Payments 6.0
Commercial tenancies 1.0
Companies and Directors - Gainful self-employment 3.0
Complex needs overview 17.0
Conditionality requirements temporarily laid off 1.0
Consent and disclosure including when to share with third parties 24.0
Contrived tenancies 5.0
Council tax 3.0
DWP staff as claimants 8.0
DWP staff as landlords 3.0
Death and bereavement 12.0
Deductions priority order 7.0
Deductions 12.0
Deprivation of capital 4.0
Discretionary housing payments 9.0
Domestic violence or abuse 20.0
Drug and Alcohol Dependency 7.0
Eligibility for housing support 3.0
Eligibility for universal credit 2.0
Employed claimants - fit for work support 8.0
Enhanced support offer 9.0
Evidence verification 7.0
Expected hours 5.0
Fail to attend 17.0
Failure to attend - good reason 6.0
Fair Start Scotland 7.0
Flexible Support Fund 14.0
Foodbanks 2.0
Foster carers 4.0
Fraud and error 8.0
Going abroad 7.0
GOV.UK Verify 3.0
Habitual Residence Test 9.0
Health conditions and disabilities - day 1 to day 29 12.0
Help with travel costs 1.0
Home visits 11.0
Homelessness and at risk of homelessness 10.0
Housing Cost Contributions non dependants 12.0
Identity verification 11.0
Immediate WCA referrals 9.0
Ineligible partner 6.0
Insolvency 3.0
Intensive Personalised Employment Support guidance 2.0
Intensive work search regime 19.0
Internships 3.0
Job goals 2.0
Joint tenancies 8.0
Journal messaging 1.0
Kickstart Scheme 6.0
Labour Market regimes 15.0
Labour market tools 8.0
Learning Disabilities and Learning Difficulties 3.0
Light touch regime 9.0
List of universal credit trusted partners 18.0
Mandatory reconsideration 8.0
MAPPA 3.0
Medical Evidence including Fit notes 7.0
Mental Health 4.0
Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking 4.0
Money guidance and APA 29.0
Mortgages 10.0
National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage 6.0
National provision 27.0
NEA 9.0
New claims 15.0
New style ESA Dual claims 2.0
New style ESA & JSA conts based 14.0
New style ESA only 1.0
New style JSA Dual claims 2.0
New style JSA only 1.0
No work-related requirements regime 8.0
Non-digital relationships 2.0
Other benefits 22.0
Other work-related activities 2.0
Overpayments 9.0
Passported benefits 9.0
Paternity leave and pay 2.0
Paying for two homes 5.0
Payment overview 1.0
Periods of sickness and self-employment 8.0
Prisoners 12.0
Private rented sector 20.0
Protecting claimants at risk 4.0
Real Time Information 11.0
Reasonable adjustments 4.0
Reclaims 8.0
Recoverable Hardship Payments 9.0
Redundancy prior to claiming 3.0
Refugees and Asylum Seekers 11.0
Registered or approved childcare 7.0
Relevant period for LCWRA 2.0
Removal of Requirement to accept a claimant commitment 9.0
Removal of spare room subsidy 10.0
Restart Scheme - Health Journey 1.0
Sanctions 20.0
Sector-based work academies 4.0
Self-employed and gainfully self-employed 8.0
Self-employed earnings - permitted expenses 5.0
Self-employed earnings 7.0
Self-employment Start Up Period 6.0
Self-reported earnings 4.0
Serious violence and gang culture 1.0
Service charges 10.0
Severe conditions 2.0
Shared ownership 4.0
Social rented sector 1.0
Speakers of other languages 2.0
Statutory sickness payment SSP 7.0
Students: eligibility, conditionality and student income 23.0
Suicide and self-harm 6.0
Supported accommodation 7.0
Surplus, fluctuating and irregular earnings plus payment cycles 9.0
Switching off requirements (easements) for LM regime interventions 7.0
Switching off work availability and work related activities 15.0
Tax-free childcare scheme 6.0
Temporary accommodation 4.0
Terminal illness 17.0
The size criteria for renters 3.0
Traineeships 2.0
Treated as having LCWRA 3.0
Treated as having LCW 1.0
Treatment of capital 11.0
Treatment of earnings 8.0
UC monthly rates 13.0
UC Trusted partners 21.0
Unacceptable customer behaviour 4.0
Under 18s 13.0
Underpayments 9.0
Unearned income 13.0
Voluntary work 7.0
Winter Fuel Payments 4.0
Work Allowance and taper rate - calculating earnings 8.0
Work capability assessment claimants in employment 11.0
Work capability assessment outcomes 13.0
Work capability assessments 17.0
Work-focused interview regime 7.0
Work preparation activities 4.0
Work preparation regime 14.0
Work and Health Programme 16.0
Work-related activities and the Labour market regime 6.0
Work-related requirements and ongoing contact in the health journey 18.0
Work-related requirements for claimants with children 5.0
Work Search activities 6.0
Working enough regime 7.0
Youth offer 1.0

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; and 28 October 2021.

This page was last updated on: 9 November 2021.

If you become aware of an updated version of any of the documents, do let us know.