Universal Credit Easements: Briefing for Homelessness Services
Added 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.