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  • DWP - Move to Universal Credit update

    Created: 20/05/2024
    News/Events Category: Employability

    DWP has announced that the movement of Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and ESA with Housing Benefit customers to Universal Credit (UC) will soon be accelerated.

    It is estimated that many customers will be better off on UC compared to legacy benefits. It is understood that around half of ESA and ESA with Housing Benefit recipients would receive over £100 a month more on Universal Credit. Customers will also be able to benefit from improved work incentives and enhanced labour market support for those who want it.  

    The current planning assumption is that DWP will begin notifying this group in September 2024, with the aim of notifying everyone to make the move by December 2025.  
    To aid stakeholders in supporting conversations about moving to UC, a Third-Party Guide of useful information has been produced and distributed to stakeholders to enable them to support those households requiring a move to UC.  

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