Child Poverty Action Group

May 2023

This project reviews the difficulties claimants face when they go through the process of managed migration from legacy benefits to Universal Credit, and how they adjust after the move.

Report title: The evidence beneath the trends

A detailed look at the issues facing claimants going through managed migration. This report covers the following issues:

  • Moving older claimants unnecessarily
  • Unclear entitlement to transitional protection
  • Process delays resulting in incorrect benefit payments and conditionality
  • Falling into rent arrears due to managed migration
  • Appropriate and inappropriate use of appointees
  • Missing child elements

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