Universal Credit: natural migration


Terms of reference


1 Introduction

Why does it matter how existing claimants move to UC?

Impact of UC on benefit entitlements

Winners and losers

Number of claimants who will move to UC via natural migration

Our inquiry

2 Natural vs managed migration

Approach to managed migration

Approach to natural migration

Department’s rationale for the natural migration process

Fairness of the different approaches to migration

Impact on disabled people

Impact on the bereaved

General impact of natural migration

Benefit run-ons

3 Moving to UC without a change of circumstance

Awareness of the natural migration process

Advice to claimants

Advice from DWP staff


4 How is it working in practice?

Claimants awaiting appeal decisions

Legal challenge


EEA Nationals

Transfer of ESA decisions

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Published: 23 July 2019