Universal Credit is replacing six types of payments, known as legacy benefits. The full list of these are: Child tax Credit, Housing Benefit, Income Support, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA), income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), and Working Tax Credit. Universal Credit is currently available across the UK for new applications. Benefits recipients who have a change in their circumstances may also claim Universal Credit.
Universal Credit is being introduced in stages across the UK
A pilot scheme for the process of moving current benefits recipients onto Universal Credit was announced earlier this year - something which is called “managed migration”.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) said that this would take place in July 2019, in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.
According to the announcement made in March this year, the numbers of those being moved would increase slowly and gradually, as necessary - before expanding to further locations “as required”.
Gov.uk say: “Universal Credit is being introduced in stages across the UK.
“You do not need to do anything until you hear from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) about moving to Universal Credit, unless you have a