Natural migration in universal credit | CPAG

Natural migration in universal credit

Post date: 
12 March 2019

This new briefing looks at natural migration. Natural migration is the movement of people on to universal credit from other benefits when their circumstances change in a way which would normally create eligibility for a new claim for one of the benefits being replaced by universal credit, but instead creates eligibility for universal credit.

We look at:

  • What natural migration is and who it affects
  • The problems with claiming universal credit, including incorrect advice about claiming
  • The people who will lose out in the move to universal credit
  • Our recommendations to address problems