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    UC Migration - Budget Changes.

    Following yesterdays budget here are a couple of interesting UC Migration points from the Budget Policy Costings.

    The costings give a bit more information than the main Budget Statement on UC, (and contradicts it at least once).

    Starting January 2019 those with UC cannot lose the SDP by being Naturally Migrated.
    This was announced earlier, but the costing document now gives a date.
    People who receive the Severe Disability Premium (SDP) and who would have naturally migrated to Universal Credit (UC) will now only move to UC when they can receive transitional protection. This measure will be effective from January 2019.
    There is no statment yet about backpaying those who have already lost out, that will happen but the amounts of backpay and ongoing TP are still being discussed/argued.

    The Managed Migration to UC has been put back yet again.
    Policy changes to Universal Credit (UC) have necessitated an update to the schedule for Managed Migration, which is the process by which the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will move people to UC from the existing benefit system. The process will start in January 2020 and will end in June 2024* rather than September 2022, including a 6-month contingency assumed by the Office for Budget Responsibility.
    (*The main Budget Statement says ends in December 2023)

    ESA payment will run on for two weeks after you eventually get Migrated to UC.
    I'm not sure why this measure isn't starting at the same time as Managed Migration?
    One possibility is that, as said above, the process will start in Jan 2020 but that process includes a six month 'early warning' and so no one will actually migrate until July 2020
    Income Support, Jobseeker’s Allowance (Income-Based), and Employment Support Allowance (Income-Related) claimants will continue to receive support for a fortnight during their transition to UC. This measure will be effective from July 2020.
    Last edited by nukecad; 30-10-18 at 10:41.
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