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Last updated: 27 September 2022

Anyone who makes a claim for Universal Credit has to complete and accept a Claimant Commitment and this should take into account personal circumstances. Easements can be applied to Claimant Commitments in certain situations which reduces or removes work-related requirements for the individual.

This briefing outlines the Universal Credit Easement Policy, how to request an easement, and provides a letter template for homelessness services to use when advocating for a client to obtain an easement on their claim.

Who is this briefing for?

This briefing is for frontline staff working in homelessness settings.