Updates to Universal Credit rollout

Following the statement from the Secretary of State in parliament on 22 July regarding Universal Credit, the regulations have come into force regarding the migration of claimants to Universal Credit. This affects people who have been receiving benefits until now, but whose circumstances have not changed, and will begin immediately with a pilot in Harrogate.  There are also changes that affect people who have been receiving Severe Disability Premium, who will be eligible for transition payments.

A letter from Neil Couling, the Universal Credit SRO, has been circulated to stakeholders giving more details of this: letter to Stakeholders

A news item about the people who have failed to receive their Severe Disability Premium correctly (or at all) can be read on the Independent, if you are interested.