Universal Credit Migration Notice - Can I choose not to be migrated?

If you have received a Universal Credit Migration Notice letter, reading this guide will help in understanding your next steps.

Last reviewed 09 October 2023

Can I choose not to be migrated?

No – the old benefits are ending. You cannot choose to stay on your old benefits after you get the migration notice. You don't have to claim Universal Credit if you don't want to, but if you rely on the income from your benefits to manage your household budget, you probably will want to claim Universal Credit so you can keep getting support.

Moving to Universal Credit will not affect your eligibility to Cost of Living payments.


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