Guidance

Universal Credit: support if you are dependent on drugs or alcohol

How Universal Credit can be tailored to support a claimant if they are dependent on drugs and/or alcohol.

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Universal Credit: support if you are dependent on drugs or alcohol

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Welsh: Credyd Cynhwysol: cymorth os ydych yn ddibynnol ar gyffuriau a/neu alcohol

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Details

This guide provides information about how the requirement to look or prepare for work may be affected if a Universal Credit claimant has a dependency on drugs and/or alcohol.

It includes:

  • how Universal Credit allows time and space to support recovery
  • how any treatment being received can be reflected in the Claimant Commitment
  • how receiving treatment can delay the requirement to look or prepare for work to help the recovery process

Part of the Universal Credit toolkit for partner organisations.

Published 24 November 2014
Last updated 16 February 2015 + full page history
  1. Revised version with new information about the roll-out of Universal Credit.
  2. First published.