Universal Credit

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 5th November 2018.

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Photo of Margaret Greenwood Margaret Greenwood Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the number of claimants of legacy benefits who will migrate to universal credit without transitional protection.

Photo of Alok Sharma Alok Sharma The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

Around 2 million households will be moved onto Universal Credit as part of the managed migration process.

900,000 families will receive transitional protection to ensure their benefit allowance remains the same at the point of transition. The other claimants who are migrated onto Universal Credit as part of managed migration will receive the same or an increased entitlement allowance as they receive on legacy benefits.

Transitional protection is dependent on the managed migration regulations receiving parliamentary approval when they come before Parliament this autumn.

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