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Natural migration

The process by which a legacy benefit claimant can be obliged to claim universal credit instead of legacy benefits for means-tested support following certain changes in circumstances. The move is completely outside of the managed migration process so that no transitional protection of previous rates of payment will be available (although certain claimants previously in receipt of a severe disability premium in their legacy benefit may be entitled to a transitional payment).