Stephen Timms – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Work and Pensions

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Stephen Timms on 2015-10-12.

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he expects (a) all new benefit claims to be treated as claims for universal credit and (b) all existing benefit claims to be transferred to universal credit.

Priti Patel

Government financial forecasts published in December 2014 outlined expectations that the transition phase for all new Universal Credit (UC) benefit claims will complete by June 2018.

The NAO Welfare Reform Report on UC outlined that the bulk of existing benefit claims will be migrated to UC by 2020 with the exception of some tax credit and employment service allowance claims which would be migrated thereafter.