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Universal Credit (UC) transitional protection - How much Universal Credit (UC) transitional protection will I get?

Transitional Protection tops up your Universal Credit. It is only available to certain groups.

How much Universal Credit (UC) transitional protection will I get?

 

The amount of Universal Credit transitional protection you get depends on whether you get it because

Managed migrated

How much Universal Credit transitional protection you will get will depend on what your income is from the benefits being replaced by Universal Credit.

Your transitional protection amount will top your Universal Credit up so that it matches your previous benefit income to ensure you are not worse off due to the move to Universal Credit.

The amount of transitional protection you are entitled to will go down over time. You can learn more about how it reduces on the 'How long will I get Universal Credit transitional protection' page of this guide.

Severe Disability Premium transitional protection

How much Severe Disability Premium transitional protection you are entitled to will depend on your household's circumstances when you claimed Universal Credit.

  • Single, with Limited Capability for Work Related Activity £120 per month
  • Single, without Limited Capability for Work Related Activity £285 per month
  • Couple, only one person entitled to Severe Disability Premium on legacy benefits, with Limited Capability for Work Related Activity in either partner's name £120 per month
  • Couple, only one person entitled to Severe Disability Premium on legacy benefits, without Limited Capability for Work Related Activity in either partner's name £285 per month
  • Couple, both entitled to Severe Disability Premium on legacy benefits £405 per month 

These are the amounts that will be paid when you first start getting Universal Credit. Over time, these amounts will go down. You can learn more about how it reduces on the 'How long will I get Universal Credit transitional protection' page of this guide.

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