Some legacy benefits claimants in two more towns will shortly receive a forced Migration Notice requiring them to claim universal credit (UC) or face the loss of their benefits, the latest edition of the DWP’s Touchbase newsletter has announced.
From 25 July claimants in Truro and Falmouth will join those in Medway and Bolton as part of the ‘discovery phase’ of the UC migration programme.
Initially the numbers being contacted are likely to be small. Just 500 are being contacted in Bolton and Medway.
The legacy benefits affected by the changes are:
Child Tax Credit
Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
Working Tax Credit
The DWP has published a page of guidance for claimants who receive a forced Migration Notice.
if you have received a forced Migration Notice, we’d be very interested to hear from you.