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Universal Credit (UC) - Universal Credit (UC) sanctions

Universal Credit is a means-tested benefit for people of working-age who are on a low income.

Universal Credit (UC) sanctions

In order to receive Universal Credit you will need to sign a claimant commitment to say you understand what is expected of you.

A sanction is a cut in your benefit if you fail to meet your claimant commitment without good reason. If you do this on numerous occasions you could face a sanction of up to three years.

Hardship funds may be available to cover part of the sanction period.

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