The rollout of ‘Move to UC’ or ‘Managed Migration’ has been delayed until 2028 by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP). Universal Credit (UC) is a means-tested benefit and replaces Income Support, Income-Based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income Related Employment and Support Allowance, Working Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit and Housing Benefit. The DWP refers to these as ‘legacy benefits’.
If you claim one of the above legacy benefits you will eventually be moved over to UC. You don’t need to do anything now. You will be invited to claim UC when the time is right, and you will receive a migration notice is in the post telling you when to claim.
If you have a change in circumstances, you will be moved over to UC sooner. This
is called ‘natural migration’. A change of circumstance includes things like starting or leaving a job, a partner leaving or joining the household or moving out of the area that you live in.
There will be times when you are better off moving over to UC sooner which we have covered in a previous magazine. Find out more: www.trivallis.co.uk/en/2021/03/24/universal-credit-are-you-better-off
We have previously covered ‘Move to UC’ in more detail called ‘Move to UC – Time It Right’. Find out more: www.trivallis.co.uk/en/2022/07/05/move-to-uc-time-it-right/