factchecking myths and misconceptions about universal credit

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We're collecting details of commonly held myths and misconceptions about universal credit - about starting a new claim, the claimant commitment, job search issues, in-work conditionality, sanctions and more - and are looking for your help.

How you can help - if you've come across something about universal credit that obviously isn't correct or just doesn't sound right, let us know. We'll then do some investigating before publishing details to the site, with an invitation for people to bust the myth (though of course if you already know what the correct answer is, do let us know!)

Thanks for sending us your myth