Managed Migration

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.

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Managed Migration