Changes to benefits; are you affected?
Posted on 6 September 2023
The government plans to move existing benefit claimants onto Universal Credit by 2029 through a process known as ‘Managed Migration’.
This will affect anyone currently in receipt of one or more of the following means-tested ‘legacy’ benefits: Working Tax Credit; Child Tax credit; Income Support; Income-Based Jobseekers Allowance (I-B JSA); Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance (I-R ESA); and Housing Benefit.
This will happen in stages, and some claimants may not need to claim Universal Credit before 2028.