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If you are on Legacy Benefits, you could see your benefits stopped if you miss Universal Credit deadline

10th May 2022

Millions of people claiming legacy benefits could see their payments stopped if they miss an important deadline.

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has this week re-started its “migration process” of moving people on old-style benefits over to Universal Credit. When it is your turn to move over, you will receive a “migration notice” in the post which will give you a three-month deadline to claim Universal Credit.

If you don't start a claim for Universal Credit within this time, your current benefits will automatically stop after this deadline.

"This letter will inform you that your existing benefits or tax credits will be ending, and the date you must claim Universal Credit by..........."