Basic skills and information for new Universal Credit users
Use this mobile website as a guide to Universal Credit and lots of resources on the .Gov website (currently NOT available as a download - but you can bookmark it on your smartphone)
The Claimant Commitment is a list of the responsibilities that you agree with uour Work Coach - in return for receiving Universal Credit benefits.
Your Claimant Commitment will include:
- Your agreement about what to do to prepare for and look for work, or to increase your earnings if you are already working
- Your claim will be tailored to your own situation and circumstances, and reviewed and updated on an ongoing basis.
- How your Work Coach expects to support and challenge you to reach your potential.
- The consequences of not meeting your commitment.
These may include:
The work availability requirement means that you must be willing to go to a job interview or start any paid work immediately.
If you’re already working some hours, you must be willing to take more hours or start better paid work if it becomes available to you.