Migration to UC Letter

Still not received mine. Had the flyer months ago.  I assume there is  no online portal to check if I've missed the letter? Tax credits online shows nothing.

Don't want to go to UC but equally want to make sure I don't miss the 3 month window to apply.

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  • sammyjammy
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    The flyer went to all tax credits customers, if you tell us your circumstances and if you are claiming any other benefits and what they are people might be able to tell you whether you are in a group that is delayed or not
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  • tomtom256
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    It's being done in tranches, so you may not have fallen into the current migration group.
  • peteuk
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    edited 20 December 2023 at 6:16PM
    The flyer went to all tax credits customers, if you tell us your circumstances and if you are claiming any other benefits and what they are people might be able to tell you whether you are in a group that is delayed or not
    There are certain groups who are being delayed due to their circumstances, for instance children aged 19, however as Tom Tom says it moight just be your in the next tranche. 

    There is a group who will be delayed past 2024 (I can’t remember the exact date or group) 
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  • poppy12345
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    peteuk said:
    The flyer went to all tax credits customers, if you tell us your circumstances and if you are claiming any other benefits and what they are people might be able to tell you whether you are in a group that is delayed or not

    There is a group who will be delayed past 2024 (I can’t remember the exact date or group) 

    That will be those that are claiming Income Related ESA and won't be expect to migrate until at least 2028. Unless they are also claiming Tax Credits as well.
  • Only legacy benefit I claim is child tax credit.  All children in the house under 16.

    Thanks 
  • poppy12345
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    Only legacy benefit I claim is child tax credit.  All children in the house under 16.

    Thanks 
    Then you will be migrated across as normal but you need to wait for the letter. 
  • LunaCatty
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    edited 23 December 2023 at 11:36AM
    I've been looking at when we will get our migration letter (Child Tax Credits only) and found this information on Newcastle Council's website that may help you @SpeedSouth. For us that means February onwards as we're in North Wales. If accurate, and they give 3 months from date of letter, then I'll probably try to do the application to UC just as we move into the next financial year in April so as to simplify matters. Although since it says "from" it may well be delayed as rollout has been throughout.

    * So far we have heard of these areas for the 'Tax Credits only' roll out:

    • Avon, Somerset, Gloucestershire, East London and Cheshire from April and May 2023
    • Greater Manchester, North East Yorkshire and Humber from June 2023
    • County Durham and Tees Valley, Kent, North London and East Anglia from July 2023
    • West Scotland, West Yorkshire, Staffordshire and Derbyshire, and South London from August 2023
    • East Scotland, Cumbria and Lancashire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland, South West Wales, Essex, Dorset, Wiltshire, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight from September 2023
    • South East Wales, Central Scotland and Northern Ireland from October 2023
    • South West Scotland from November 2023
    • Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire from December 2023
    • Northumberland and Tyne and Wear area including Newcastle from 8 January 2024 
    • The remaining Devon and Cornwall Jobcentres also from January 2024
    • Surrey and Sussex, South Yorkshire, Mercia, Northern Scotland, West London, North and Mid Wales, Birmingham and Solihull, Merseyside, Northeast Scotland, Bedfordshire, and Hertfordshire from February 2024

    • The Black Country from March 2024.
  • They will write to you at least twice when you get a migration notice. Firstly at the start of 3 months, then again when you've getting close to your 3 months being up (possibly with about 1 month left). Then if you still haven't claimed you'll get a final letter at the end of the months telling you that your existing TC have been ceased and giving you a further month to claim UC and keep your entitlement to transitional protection.

    So even if the first letter gets lost in the post you should still get at least one more in time to avoid a gap in benefits (however, UC is paid 5 weeks in arrears, so you will have a gap regardless during transitioning, although you can request an advance to help bridge the gap). 


    LunaCatty said:
    I've been looking at when we will get our migration letter (Child Tax Credits only) and found this information on Newcastle Council's website that may help you @SpeedSouth. For us that means February onwards as we're in North Wales. If accurate, and they give 3 months from date of letter, then I'll probably try to do the application to UC just as we move into the next financial year in April so as to simplify matters. Although since it says "from" it may well be delayed as rollout has been throughout.

    * So far we have heard of these areas for the 'Tax Credits only' roll out:

    • Avon, Somerset, Gloucestershire, East London and Cheshire from April and May 2023
    • Greater Manchester, North East Yorkshire and Humber from June 2023
    • County Durham and Tees Valley, Kent, North London and East Anglia from July 2023
    • West Scotland, West Yorkshire, Staffordshire and Derbyshire, and South London from August 2023
    • East Scotland, Cumbria and Lancashire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland, South West Wales, Essex, Dorset, Wiltshire, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight from September 2023
    • South East Wales, Central Scotland and Northern Ireland from October 2023
    • South West Scotland from November 2023
    • Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire from December 2023
    • Northumberland and Tyne and Wear area including Newcastle from 8 January 2024 
    • The remaining Devon and Cornwall Jobcentres also from January 2024
    • Surrey and Sussex, South Yorkshire, Mercia, Northern Scotland, West London, North and Mid Wales, Birmingham and Solihull, Merseyside, Northeast Scotland, Bedfordshire, and Hertfordshire from February 2024

    • The Black Country from March 2024.
    That's interesting info. I got my MM notice about a year ago, but I know a few others nearby who still haven't had theirs yet, all on TC only.  Anecdotally, the increasing number of new posts about MM on this forum suggests the rollout is being stepped up. I think govt is still pushing to have all TC only claimants migrated by the end of 2024?

  • had the pamphlet months ago but nothing since,im on Esa support as well as TC so guessing im still waiting though the ppst here is a joke and keep getting letters posted through the wrong door been going on for a couple of months
  • NedS
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    Make sure your contact details are correct and up to date with HMRC and any other legacy benefits you claim.
    Reminders are sent out, so if you have been invited to apply, and they have not received an application to UC, they will send a reminder (which of course would be useless if your contact details are not correct).
    Migration of tax credits only customers is expected to complete by April 2024 (England and Wales - I do not know about Scotland).

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