Migration from tax credits to universal credit


Colleague has received this today.

When should he expect the migration letter and what is the likely migration date.

Heard so many bad things about UC so is a bit concerned.

Thanks.


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  • Yamor
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    Depends which legacy benefits he receives, which area he lives in, and the make-up of his family (single or couple, ages of children).
  • marcia_
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     I received the same leaflet today. My heart dropped when i saw the envelope thinking it was the managed migration letter 
  • movingforward2010
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    edited 22 September 2023 at 1:25PM
    Me too. I get WTC with the disability element because I also get PIP.  How do we find out from the area I live in when I will be migrated?
  • Yamor said:
    Depends which legacy benefits he receives, which area he lives in, and the make-up of his family (single or couple, ages of children).
    CTC only, couple with one earner, income too high for WTC.
  • Yamor said:
    Depends which legacy benefits he receives, which area he lives in, and the make-up of his family (single or couple, ages of children).
    CTC only, couple with one earner, income too high for WTC.
    Likely to be soon then as these are the first group of people moving over.
  • Rubyroobs said:
    Yamor said:
    Depends which legacy benefits he receives, which area he lives in, and the make-up of his family (single or couple, ages of children).
    CTC only, couple with one earner, income too high for WTC.
    Likely to be soon then as these are the first group of people moving over.
    What is the order of the groups being moved over? And the times scale?
  • Rubyroobs said:
    Yamor said:
    Depends which legacy benefits he receives, which area he lives in, and the make-up of his family (single or couple, ages of children).
    CTC only, couple with one earner, income too high for WTC.
    Likely to be soon then as these are the first group of people moving over.
    I am sure he will be delighted at that news. Not really.

    Isn’t it area dependant? And is there an area timetable?
  • Rubyroobs said:
    Yamor said:
    Depends which legacy benefits he receives, which area he lives in, and the make-up of his family (single or couple, ages of children).
    CTC only, couple with one earner, income too high for WTC.
    Likely to be soon then as these are the first group of people moving over.
    I’m single with one child and already had my migration letter

    I have a friend who’s single 2 roads away with 2 children and had no letter so I don’t really think they are working on groups.
  • the_pink_panther_2
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    edited 23 September 2023 at 7:24AM
    Regarding migration date, this might help in part, but it depends on which group you're in also, there's a rollout map being updated for those groups+ areas which have been announced so far, based on those regions which have been announced. https://www.rightsnet.org.uk/forums/viewthread/19327/P30
  • NedS
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    Yamor said:
    Depends which legacy benefits he receives, which area he lives in, and the make-up of his family (single or couple, ages of children).

    As @Yamor says, it depends on many factors.
    In my area (and I don't know if it is the same for all areas), the schedule is:
    Single TC only claimants from Sept
    Couple TC only claimants from Oct
    then
    legacy benefit claimants (HB/IS/JSA/ESA) from March/April 2024 by Dec 2024
    ESA only or ESA+HB claimants are paused until 2028

    I would imagine most TC only claimants will be migrated by April 2024, and most other legacy benefit claimants by Dec 2024 (except those ESA claimants who are paused until 2028) but obviously it will be a phased exercise as there are some 3M claims to migrate and jobcentres would be overwhelmed if they were all migrated at once.
    Short version - if you are Tax Credits only - within the next 6 months. If you claim some other benefit (maybe in combination with TCs), then from April to Dec 2024

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