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Universal Credit (UC) transitional protection - What is Universal Credit (UC) transitional protection?

Transitional Protection tops up your Universal Credit award so that you are not worse off when you move onto Universal Credit through managed migration.

What is Universal Credit (UC) transitional protection?

Transitional Protection is an extra 'transitional' amount which tops up your Universal Credit award so that you are not worse off when you move onto Universal Credit.

Transitional Protection is only for some people. 

Most people who are claiming Universal Credit at the moment are people who have had a change which meant they had to make a new benefit claim. These people are called 'natural migrants'. Transitional Protection is not available to them.

Transitional Protection will only be available to people who are moved over to Universal Credit even though nothing has happened which makes them start a new benefit claim. These people are called 'managed migrants'. 'Managed migration' has been piloted in Harrogate from July 2019 and is planned to start elsewhere from July 2020.

Transitional protection is different from the Severe Disability Premium transitional payments.

 

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