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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 Note
Additional amount for children 14.0  
Administrative and Conditionality Earnings Thresholds 3.0  
Advances - benefit transfer 6.0  
Advances - budgeting advances 5.0  
Advances - change of circumstances 4.0  
Advances - new claim 6.0  
All about Universal Credit 15.0  
Annual rent changes and rent free weeks 3.0  
Annual verification 4.0  
Applying the minimum income floor 14.0  
Appointees, Personal Acting Bodies and Corporate Acting Bodies 8.0  
Armed Forces accommodation 1.0  
Assisted digital overview 12.0  
Availability for work 4.0  
Backdating 4.0  
Benefit cap 15.0  
Bereavement Support Payment 1.0  
Capital Disregards 15.0  
Care leavers 14.0  
Carers 9.0  
Case management 15 **
Child in considerable distress 3.0  
Childcare costs at a glance 3.0 *
Childcare costs 12.0  
Child maintenance 1.0  
Claimant Commitment - Overview 2.0  
Claimant Commitment - Availability for work 2.0 **
Claimant Commitment - Building the claimant commitment 3.0  
Claimant Commitment - Commitment not accepted 2.0  
Claimant commitment hub 2.0 *
Claim closure 11.0  
Claimant suicide or self-harm - DWP Six Point Plan Framework 1.0  
Closing the gateway for claimants with severe disability premium 1.0  
Cold Weather Payments 5.0  
Companies and Directors - Gainful self-employment 2.0  
Complex needs overview 14.0  
Consent and disclosure 19.0  
Contrived tenancies 4.0  
Council tax 2.0  
Death and bereavement 9.0  
Deductions priority order 2.0  
Deductions 5.0  
Deprivation of capital 4.0  
Discretionary housing payments 7.0  
Domestic violence or abuse 13.0  
Drug and Alcohol Dependency 3.0  
DWP staff as claimants 7.0  
DWP staff as landlords 2.0  
Earnings taper 5.0 **
Easement of LM regime interventions 4.0 ***
Employed claimants - fit for work support 8.0  
Enhanced support offer 8.0  
Evidence verification 6.0  
Expected hours 3.0  
Fail to attend 14.0  
Failure to attend - good reason 5.0  
Fair Start Scotland 3.0  
Flexible Support Fund 5.0  
Foster carers 4.0  
Fraud and error 6.0  
Full Service relocation cases 6.0 ***
Going abroad 3.0  
GOV.UK Verify 3.0  
Health conditions and disabilities day 1 to day 29 11.0  
Home visit 7.0  
Homelessness and at risk of homelessness 8.0  
Housing - At a glance v7.0 * 7.0 *
Housing - Council tax reduction scheme v2.0 * 2.0 *
Housing - Housing Hub v2.0 ** 2.0 **
Housing Costs and 18 to 21 year olds 7.0  
Housing Costs - Overview and Definitions 2.0  
HRT 8.0  
Identity verification 10.0  
Identity verification and standards of evidence 4.0 **
Immediate WCA referrals 9.0  
Ineligible partner 4.0  
Intensive Activity Programme 5.0  
Intensive work search regime 16.0  
Internships 2.0  
IWP trial 7.0 *
Job goals 1.0  
Joint tenancies 6.0  
Labour Market regimes 11.0  
Labour market tools 7.0  
Learning Disabilities and Learning Difficulties 2.0  
Legacy variations and appeals 4.0 ***
LHA rates in the PRS - under 35s and size criteria rules 2.0  
Light touch regime 9.0  
Mandatory reconsideration 4.0  
MAPPA 3.0  
Medical Evidence including Fit notes 5.0  
Mental Health 1.0  
Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking 1.0  
Money guidance and APA 24.0  
Mortgages 7.0  
National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage 4.0  
National provision 23.0  
NEA 6.0  
New claims 12.0  
New style ESA & JSA 10.0  
No work-related requirements regime 8.0  
Non-dependants 9.0  
Non-digital relationships 1.0  
Ongoing contact 8.0 **
Other benefits 9.0  
Other work-related activities 2.0  
Overpayments 4.0  
Passported benefits 5.0  
Paternity leave and pay 2.0  
Paying for two homes 3.0  
Periods of sickness and self-employment 6.0  
Prisoners 8.0  
Private rented sector 13.0  
Real Time Information 7.0  
Reasonable adjustments 3.0  
Reclaims 6.0  
Recoverable Hardship Payments 5.0  
Redundancy prior to claiming 2.0  
Refugees and Asylum Seekers 9.0  
Registered or approved childcare 6.0  
Removal of Requirement to accept a claimant commitment 8.0  
Removal of spare room subsidy 10.0  
Sanctions 11.0  
Sector-based work academies 1.0  
Self-employed earnings 5.0  
Self-employed earnings - permitted expenses 4.0  
Self employed start up period 5.0  
Self-employment and gainfully self-employed 6.0  
Self-reported earnings 2.0  
Service charges 6.0  
Severe conditions 2.0  
Shared ownership 3.0  
Speakers of other languages 2.0  
Specified accommodation 6.0  
Statutory sickness payment SSP 7.0  
Students: eligibility, conditionality and student income 16.0  
Suicide and self-harm 2.0  
Surplus, fluctuating and irregular earnings plus payment cycles 2.0  
Switching off requirements (easements) for LM regime interventions 6.0  
Switching off work availability and work related activities 14.0  
Tax-free childcare scheme 2.0  
Temporary accommodation 3.0  
Terminal illness 15.0  
Traineeships 1.0  
Transfers from Live Service to Full Service 8.0 *
Treated as having LCW 1.0  
Treated as having LCWRA 2.0  
Treatment of capital 10.0  
Treatment of earnings 6.0  
UC monthly rates 6.0  
UC Trusted partners 16.0  
Unacceptable customer behaviour 4.0  
Under 18s 9.0  
Underpayments 5.0  
Unearned income 6.0  
Universal Credit payment overview and autocalc key notes 2.0 *
Universal Credit Landlord Portal (added 27 June 2018)  1.0 *
Universal Credit legacy variations and appeals 6.0 ***
Universal Support Overview 2.0 ***
Use and occupation agreement 1.0  
Voluntary work 5.0  
Waiting days 6.0 **
WCA for claimants in employment 10.0  
WCA outcomes 10.0  
Winter Fuel Payments 3.0  
Work Allowance and taper rate - calculating earnings 4.0  
Work and Health Programme 14.0  
Work capability assessments 14.0  
Work-focused interview regime 6.0  
Work preparation activities 1.0  
Work preparation regime 12.0  
Work Programme 5.0  
Work-related activities and the Labour market regime 6.0  
Work-related requirements and ongoing contact in the health journey 15.0  
Work-related requirements for claimants with children 4.0  
Work Search activities 4.0  
Working enough regime 6.0  
Youth obligation Support Programme 12.0  

Please note: 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, and again on 21 October 2019.

The links on this page are to copies of the guidance on the Parliament website, and are therefore likely not to be routinely updated. If you become aware of an updated version of any of the documents, do let us know and we'll update this page.

Last updated: 30 October 2019.

NB - * denotes guidance which was no longer included in the version updated on 18 July 2018; ** denotes guidance which was no longer included in the version updated on 28 March 2019; and *** denotes guidance which was no longer included in the version updated on 21 October 2019.