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Universal Credit (UC) timetable - Universal Credit (UC) roll-out 2019

The rolling out of the full digital service of Universal Credit to all areas of the country was completed on 12 December 2018 for new claims or for people having to make a new claim due to a change of circumstance. This guides provides information on the next stages and gives you information on the stages that have been completed.

Universal Credit (UC) roll-out 2019

The rolling out of the  full digital service of Universal Credit  to all areas of the country was completed on 12 December 2018 for new claims or for people having to make a new claim due to a change of circumstance.

The government plans to start transferring a few people from the existing legacy benefits onto Universal Credit from July 2019. This process is known as managed migration. The Secretary of State has announced that they will begin by transferring around 10,000 people in 2019 as part of a pilot scheme. They won’t start moving people over to Universal Credit in great numbers until the pilot scheme has been completed and assessed. They plan to complete the managed migration process by December 2023. 

January 2019

Severe Disability Premium and Universal Credit

Claimants receiving the Severe Disability Premium in a legacy benefit will not be able to move on to Universal Credit, except through managed migration. Managed migration is where the government transfers people from the existing system over to Universal Credit. Managed migration will be piloted in July 2019 for a few claimants, but doesn't get fully underway until the end of 2020.

May 2019

Universal Credit and Mixed-aged Couples

From 16 May, couples where one partner is aged above Pension Credit age and the other is aged under Pension Credit age, will no longer be able to make a new claim for Pension Credit.  Instead they will have to claim Universal Credit.  Mixed aged couples on Pension Credit can continue to remain on Pension Credit as long as they continue to satisfy the other qualifying conditions for Pension Credit.

 

January 2019

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