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Universal Credit Sanctions - What are Universal Credit sanctions?

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What are Universal Credit sanctions?

When you claim Universal Credit, you will be set certain things you have to do in order to get your Universal Credit payments. This is called your Claimant Commitment or your Work Related Requirements.  What these are will depend on your circumstances. 

If you don’t do something you were supposed to do, and you don’t have a good reason for not doing it, then you will be sanctioned.

This means that some of the money from your Universal Credit will be taken away for a set period.
 

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