Managed migration

The rules for managed migration currently apply only to a pilot exercise running from 24 July 2019 as set out in the Universal Credit (Managed Migration Pilot and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019 (SI.No.1152/2019) that include amendments to the Universal Credit (Transitional Provision) Regulation 2014 (SI.No.1230/2014).

Managed migration pilot

Regulations 2 and 3 of SI.No.1152/2019

Limits the number of universal credit awards following issue of a migration notice in the pilot to 10,000 and sets out the main rules for the managed migration pilot.

Definitions

Regulations 44, 46, 48 and 49 of SI.No.1230/2014 inserted by regulation 3 of SI.No.1152/2019

Set out definitions of ‘migration notice’, ‘notified person’, ‘deadline day’, ‘final deadline’, ‘qualifying claim’ and ‘migration day’.

Discretionary decisions

Regulations 44(5), 45 and 58 of SI.No.1230/2014 inserted by regulation 3 of SI.No.1152/2019

Set out the Secretary of State’s discretion to cancel a migration notice, change the deadline day and set a later date for commencement of a universal credit award respectively.

Extension of deadline day

Regulations 45 and 46 of SI.No.1230/2014 inserted by regulation 3 of SI.No.1152/2019

Set out rules for extension of the deadline day for good reason, termination dates for existing benefits, and accepting a later claim made by the final deadline.

Notified persons who claim as different benefit unit

Regulation 47 of SI.No.1230/2014 inserted by regulation 3 of SI.No.1152/2019

Sets out benefit termination and entitlement dates for notified legacy benefit claimants in a benefit unit who subsequently claim as a different benefit unit.

Further explanation of the legislation is set out in guidance. Please note, however, guidance is not binding and cannot override the legislation.

Advice for decision making

Chapter M7

Sets out guidance on the managed migration process, termination of awards and transitional protection.

Explanatory memorandum

Explanatory memorandum to SI.No.1152/2019

Provides guidance on the managed migration regulations.

Case law​ provides further interpretation of the legislation and establishes legal precedent.

We’re not aware of any case law relating to this issue.