From April 2023 the Department for Communities (DfC) in Northern Ireland will start the process of moving some Tax Credit claimants from their current benefit onto Universal Credit (UC) in a project known as ‘Move to UC’. This is called ‘managed migration’ which means the move to UC is not because of a change in the claimant’s personal circumstances but as a result of the changes in the welfare system.

How will this change happen?

Between April 2023 and March 2024, a number of people living in Northern Ireland, who are in receipt of Tax Credits only, will receive a Migration Notice letter telling them that they need to claim Universal Credit (UC). Please do not ignore this letter, as it could result in your Tax Credits stopping.

To discuss this and how a future claim for Universal Credit may impact you, as well as other benefit issues you can call us on 02892 662251 for a free, personalised ‘better off’ calculation.

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