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