If you are already getting a legacy benefit If you are already getting a legacy benefit, and there are no changes in your circumstances, UC won’t affect you until you are migrated over to UC (called ‘managed migration’).
At the moment, managed migration isn’t expected to happen until 2019.
back to top if they receive the middle or the higher rate of the care component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA), the daily living component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP), Attendance Allowance, Armed Forces Independence Payment or Constant Attendance Allowance.
Note: State pension credit age for a woman is the age she would reach state pension age and for a man is the age he would reach state pension age if he was a woman.
It is important to seek advice if you are already getting a legacy benefit and there will be a change in your circumstances, as for some people UC will be less money than legacy benefits.
UC is replacing Income Support, income-based Jobseekers Allowance (JSA), income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), Housing Benefit, Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit.
These are referred to in this information as ‘ When UC will affect you will depend on your circumstances and where you live.
- see below section for 'what happens if your circumstances change' To work out how much UC you will get the DWP will: Your monthly UC payment is the total of your maximum UC amount minus your household assessable income.
The maximum amount of UC for your circumstances The maximum amount of UC for your circumstances is made up of a standard allowance which depends on your age and whether you are single or in a couple, and various ‘elements’.