Universal credit: Transitional protection

The Government have said that anyone that is ‘managed migrated’ over to Universal Credit will not lose out in cash terms where their circumstances remain the same. In order to ensure this happens, UC will include a transitional protection in the form of an additional amount to make up the difference between UC amount and what the claimant was receiving from the legacy benefit (for example tax credits).

Stop press (22 June 2018): The Social Security Advisory Committee has launched a consultation on government proposals for managing the migration of claimants on legacy benefits to universal credit. For more information see: Government proposal to move claimants on 'legacy' benefits to Universal Credit: consultation announced.

We will update this page once the detail of transitional protection is confirmed.

Last reviewed/updated 10 September 2018