Universal Credit: Timeline for switching existing claimants 'unchanged', says DWP

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Published by 24publishing for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Central Government, Communities, Local Government, Universal Credit

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) says the timeline for bringing existing benefit claimants on to Universal Credit “remains unchanged”, following rumours of delays in the national press. Universal Credit will replace six-income-related benefits - including housing benefit - when it comes in from 2013, with the schedule for switching existing claimants being rolled out between 2014 to around the end of 2015. The programme – which will see claimants paid a single monthly...

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