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Income support Legacy benefit migration

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jeanette78
jeanette78 Community member Posts: 24 Listener
I'm receiving legacy benefit of income support and carers allowance, and just been awarded PIP. Also been awarded disability premium and Enhanced Disability Premium. Will they migrate me to UC? If so, will I lose my disability premium and Enhanced Disability Premium?

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,271 Disability Gamechanger
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    Yes, you will at some point be sent a letter to migrate to UC. You will have 3 months to do this, otherwise your Income Support will stop. It's only those claiming Income Related ESA that won't be migrated until at least 2028 (unless they claim tax credits)

    There's no disability premiums payable on UC. When you do claim through managed migration there will be Transitional Support protection in place so you won't be worse off when you do claim it. However, the TP will erode over time, so if other elements increase the TP decreases until such a time it erodes completely.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • jeanette78
    jeanette78 Community member Posts: 24 Listener
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    I thought so, it sounded to good to be true when they said I was entitled to disability premium and Enhanced Disability Premium!!! Thank you
  • jeanette78
    jeanette78 Community member Posts: 24 Listener
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    Do you know if the UC will be the same as income support?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,271 Disability Gamechanger
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    I thought so, it sounded to good to be true when they said I was entitled to disability premium and Enhanced Disability Premium!!! Thank you

    The exclusions applied to those claiming Severe disability Premium but that ended in January 2021.
    Do you know if the UC will be the same as income support?

    UC is different to Income Support. As a carer though, you will not have any work requirements.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • jeanette78
    jeanette78 Community member Posts: 24 Listener
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