Housing Systems: Combating poverty and sustaining tenancies.
How it Works: Claimant Commitment

What is it?

What is it for?

Does everyone have to have one?

Is it a requirement for all claims?

What does it include?

The contents of a Claimant Commitment.

How to accept

How the claimant should accept their Claimant Commitment and what happens if they do not accept it.

Cooling off period

The time given to the claimant to accept the Claimant Commitment.

Second Opinion

If the claimant is not happy with the proposed Claimant Commitment.


Some examples of how Claimant Commitments work when claiming Universal Credit as a couple.

Reviewing a Claimant commitment

If the claimant does not agree with the terms of their Claimant Commitment they can ask the DWP to review it.

Failing to accept claimant commitment

What happens if the claimant fails to accept the Claimant Commitment?