15:07 PM, 8th May 2019, About 3 years ago 2
Managed Migration is due to roll out in July 2019 and it is important for us Landlords to understand how the process could affect our tenants. To date DWP have not announced the areas that they will first pilot the roll out, however when we find out the areas we will let you know!
What is managed migration?
Most Universal Credit claimants transition onto Universal Credit through a process called “natural migration”, this action usually occurs if:
However, those claimants that have not had any change of circumstances that would require them to claim Universal Credit or chose not to claim Universal Credit will eventually be moved across to Universal Credit by DWP/HMRC through a process called ‘managed migration’ as the tax credits system will cease to exist.
The government offers those who transition onto Universal Credit through managed migration transitional protection if they have not had any change in their circumstances, so that the claimant does not lose out financially.
When will managed migration happen?
In GB, DWP will begin to pilot the managed migration process from July 2019 to July 2020, moving 10,000 existing legacy benefit claimants across to Universal Credit. DWP’s intention is to take remaining other legacy claimants through the managed migration process between November 2020 and December 2023.
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