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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 21.0
Administrative and Conditionality Earnings Thresholds 7.0
Advances - benefit transfer 12.0
Advances - budgeting advances 13.0
Advances - change of circumstances 11.0
Advances - new claim 16.0
All about Universal Credit 25.0
Annual verification 5.0
Applying the minimum income floor 17.0
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 7.0
Backdating 4.0
Bed and breakfast and hotel accommodation 1.0
Benefit cap 21.0
Bereavement Support Payment 2.0
Biographical tests 8.0
Building the Claimant Commitment 7.0
Calculating rent as a monthly amount Social Rented Sector 4.0
Capital Disregards 19.0
Care leavers 17.0
Carers 16.0
Child in considerable distress 5.0
Child maintenance 5.0
Childcare costs 21.0
Claim closure 18.0
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 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 6.0
Commercial tenancies 1.0
Companies and Directors - Gainful self-employment 3.0
Complex needs overview 18.0
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 abuse 24.0
Drug and Alcohol Dependency 8.0
Eligibility for housing support 3.0
Eligibility for universal credit 3.0
Employed claimants - fit for work support 8.0
Enhanced support offer 9.0
Evidence verification 7.0
Expected hours 5.0
Fail to attend 19.0
Failure to attend - good reason 6.0
Fair Start Scotland 7.0
Flexible Support Fund 17.0
Foodbanks 3.0
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 13.0
Help with travel costs 1.0
Home visits 12.0
Homelessness and at risk of homelessness 11.0
Housing Cost Contributions non dependants 12.0
Identity verification 14.0
Immediate WCA referrals 9.0
Ineligible partner 6.0
Insolvency 3.0
Intensive Personalised Employment Support guidance 2.0
Intensive work search regime 20.0
Internships 3.0
Introduction to provision 2.0
Job goals 2.0
Joint tenancies 8.0
Journal messaging 1.0
Labour Market regimes 16.0
Labour market tools 8.0
Learning Disabilities and Learning Difficulties 4.0
Light touch regime 9.0
List of universal credit trusted partners 19.0
Mandatory reconsideration 11.0
MAPPA 3.0
Medical Evidence including Fit notes 7.0
Mental Health 4.0
Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking 5.0
Money guidance and APA 31.0
Mortgages 11.0
National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage 6.0
National provision 29.0
New Enterprise Allowance 13.0
New claims 16.0
New style ESA Dual claims 2.0
New style ESA & JSA conts based 14.0
New style ESA only 3.0
New style JSA Dual claims 2.0
New style JSA only 3.0
No work-related requirements regime 8.0
Non-digital relationships 3.0
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
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 10.0
Redundancy prior to claiming 3.0
Refugees and Asylum Seekers 11.0
Registered or approved childcare 7.0
Relevant period for LCWRA 4.0
Removal of Requirement to accept a claimant commitment 9.0
Restart Scheme - Health Journey 4.0
Sanctions 20.0
Sector-based work academies 4.0
Self-employed and gainfully self-employed 9.0
Self-employed earnings - permitted expenses 5.0
Self-employed earnings 7.0
Self-employment Start Up Period 10.0
Self-reported earnings 4.0
Serious violence and gang culture 2.0
Service charges 10.0
Severe conditions 2.0
Shared ownership 4.0
Social rented sector 2.0
Speakers of other languages 2.0
Statutory sickness payment SSP 7.0
Students: eligibility, conditionality and student income 26.0
Suicide and self-harm DWP six point plan framework 6.0
Supported accommodation 7.0
Supporting citizens arriving from Afghanistan 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 17.0
Tax-free childcare scheme 6.0
Temporary accommodation 4.0
Terminal illness 20.0
The size criteria for renters 4.0
Traineeships 2.0
Treated as having LCWRA 5.0
Treated as having LCW 1.0
Treatment of capital 11.0
Treatment of earnings 8.0
UC monthly rates 16.0
UC Trusted partners 21.0
Unacceptable customer behaviour 4.0
Under 18s 13.0
Underpayments 11.0
Unearned income 13.0
Voluntary work 7.0
Winter Fuel Payments 4.0
Work Allowance and taper rate - calculating earnings 10.0
Work capability assessment claimants in employment 13.0
Work capability assessment outcomes 14.0
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 17.0
Work-related activities and the Labour market regime 6.0
Work-related requirements and ongoing contact in the health journey 21.0
Work-related requirements for claimants with children 6.0
Work Search activities 6.0
Working enough regime 7.0
Youth offer 2.0

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 2021; and 26 May 2022

This page was last updated on: 30 May 2022.

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