Universal Credit Migration Notice - Transitional Protection

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

Transitional Protection

Some claimants will be entitled to less money on Universal Credit than they will normally get from their . If this is the case, there’ll be transitional protection for people moving over to Universal Credit, so they are not financially worse off. This protection is only available to people who have received a migration notice and claim by the deadline date on their letter or people who have Severe Disability Premium in their .

Transitional protection may reduce or stop over time when you have a change of circumstances. You can read more about when a Universal Credit transitional protection can end.


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