I think you are right, and you would both be required to accept the commitment that you are both seeking work. This page covers off what they are and who may be excluded from seeking work:
So your wife would have to accept it, and I think it’s part of the process of making a valid claim.
However, on a practical level, because of the current situation, I’ve read that the DWP aren’t enforcing the requirement, so whilst it may be a moral decision for your wife, as she doesn’t want to commit to doing something she doesn’t want to do, as she’s the main career for your child, on a practical level, accepting it won’t make any difference to what she needs to do, on a day to day basis, whilst we are in this current situation.
Hope it all works out for you.
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