25 June 2018
UC Migration – SSAC consultation
The Social Security Advisory Committee has launched a consultation on the Government’s proposals for moving all existing claimants of a working age income-related benefit to Universal Credit.
From next year DWP will begin the process of moving claimants in receipt of one or more of the following benefits to Universal Credit:
- Working Tax Credit
- Child Tax Credit
- income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Income Support
- Housing Benefit
SSAC has decided to examine the draft legislation, and the impacts that flow from it, in more detail and are inviting evidence from organisations and individuals who have good insight into and/or experience of the following aspects of these proposals:
- the overall migration timetable
- arrangements for contacting claimants and inviting claims from them
- issues associated with making a claim, and ending legacy benefit claims
- the calculation of transitional protection (including the treatment of earnings and capital)
- the impact of proposed transitional protection (including how easily it will be delivered and the degree to which it will be understood by claimants)
- the impact on workers, including the self-employed
- equality impact (whether there will be particular effects for different groups and how these can best be addressed), for example are there any groups that will not be covered by transitional protection?
- monitoring and evaluation
Responses should be submitted to the Committee Secretary by no later than 10am on Monday 20 August 2018.
More details about the consultation, including links to the draft legislation, are available on the GOV.UK website