Transitional protection for students under managed migration

The rules that provide for transitional protection for students undergoing managed migration are set out in the Universal Credit (Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2014 (SI.No.1230/2014)

NB: See below for equivalent legislation in Northern Ireland.

Protection for students until managed migration completed

Regulation 60 of SI.No.1230/2014 as inserted by regulation 3 of SI.No.1152/2019

Provides for when a claimant’s entitlement to universal credit is protected when they are a notified person under managed migration who does not meet the basic condition of ‘not receiving education’.

​In Northern Ireland, the equivalent provisions are set out in SR.N0.226/2016 as amended by SR.No.152/2019.

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 and examples of when a claimant’s entitlement to universal credit is protected when they are a notified person under managed migration who does not meet the basic condition of ‘not receiving education’.

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

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