With universal credit (UC) migration moving ever closer for some of our readers, Benefits and Work has updated its managed migration information with a new quick reference web page for all visitors and an updated, 28 page guide for subscribing members.
We now know that claimants who receive income-related employment and support allowance (irESA) with child tax credits will receive mandatory migration notices to move to UC between July and September 2024.
Claimants who only receive irESA or irESa with housing benefit have had their migration put off until 2028.
We also know that a significant proportion of claimants, as many as one in seven, who receive migration notices never make the move and lose out on hundreds of pounds a month when their legacy benefit payments end.
We don’t want any of our members to be in that number. So, our ESA to UC managed migration - quick reference page will give everyone a clear idea of who is affected and an overview of how the process works.
Our much more detailed members guide ESA to UC – A Guide To Migration will take you through the whole process with links to lots of valuable resources and sources of help.
The sooner you begin to familiarise yourself with the process and the information you will need to provide, the better prepared you will be when you receive your Universal Credit Migration Notice through the post.