Universal Credit Migration Notice - What is Universal Credit?
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
What is Universal Credit?
Universal Credit is a modern benefits system replacing six legacy benefits into a single monthly payment. It’s means-tested and for people of working age who are on a low income, whether they’re working or out of work. It can cover amounts for you, and your partner if you live as a couple, for your rent if you pay rent, for any children in the household, for childcare, for caring responsibilities, and for disability.
Money is deducted off your Universal Credit for earnings for other kinds of income. It's also deducted for any savings over £6000.
You can read more about Universal Credit on our website.