Universal Credit transitional protection and natural migration.

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

I recently chose to migrate from JSA/tax credits to Universal Credit (natural migration as opposed to managed migration). That was a big mistake. I did so because I believed that I would have a better chance of finding work and staying in work, particularly temporary work and not having to keep signing on and off. What I didn't realise was that I would be £50.00 a week worse off - loss of tax credits and no transitional protection, because I foolishly chose to make it easier for myself to find work. The Conservative Government have always claimed that no one would be worse off on Universal Credit than on the legacy benefits. That is not true, as I have found out.
Please provide all documents/legislation/links relating to Universal Credit transitional protection that have been published by the Government in the last five years.

Yours faithfully,

M Boyce

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