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Timeframe ESA to Universal Credit migration

spb1612spb1612 Member Posts: 21 Connected
Sorry if this question has been asked before but I could not find a definite answer.

All those on ESA will eventually be migrated to Universal Credit.

What is the timeframe of this migration?

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  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,118 Disability Gamechanger
    Like all the changes it's probably anyones guess
    "Putting a child into care, isn't caring for a child" (T.Rhattigan)
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    2024 they're saying but like everything else, they usually take quite sometime to transfer people across from one benefit to another. Take DLA to PIP transfer as an example, there's still about 600,000 people waiting to be invited to apply and PIP was introduced in April 2013.
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  • spb1612spb1612 Member Posts: 21 Connected
    I assume I don't have to do anything when this migration takes place.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 18
    Yes you do because it's not an automatic switch over. You'll receive a letter inviting you to apply and you'll have 3 months to do that, if you don't then your current ESA award will stop. Your ESA award will be honoured in UC when you do claim, if you're in the Support Group when the time comes then you'll be placed into the LCWRA group.

    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
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