Every Universal Credit claimant has to have a Claimant Commitment
(with some limited exceptions).
This outlines what the claimant must do to be able to claim and continue to receive Universal Credit - often referred to as 'conditionality'.
If the claimant (or their partner) fails to comply with the conditionality outlined in their Claimant Commitment then their Universal Credit award is sanctioned
- ie they get less money in their Universal Credit payment for a period of time.
Click on the links below to find out more.