A Claimant Commitment should help someone understand what the DWP expects from them so they can receive their Universal Credit money. If they ever have a sanction imposed on their claim, their Claimant Commitment should also help them to understand what it is that the DWP think has gone wrong.

This is why it is important that everyone who claims Universal Credit is able to agree a Claimant Commitment that properly reflects their personal circumstances.

This leaflet describes how childcare responsibilities may affect someone’s Universal Claimant Commitment.

Your Universal Credit Claimaint Commitment – childcare responsibilities