Presentation on theme: "Darren Bird, DWP 9 November 2011"— Presentation transcript:
1 Darren Bird, DWP 9 November 2011 Universal CreditDarren Bird, DWP9 November 2011UNCLASSIFIED
2 Universal Credit: Scope Universal Credit means the following benefits will no longer be needed…Income related Jobseeker’s AllowanceIncome related Employment and Support AllowanceIncome Support (including SMI)Child Tax CreditsWorking Tax CreditsHousing BenefitSocial Fund (budgeting loan elements)But the following benefits will still be available…Disability Living Allowance (will be replaced by PIP in 2013)Contributory Benefits (although earnings rules aligned)Child BenefitPension Credit (that will include a Housing Credit to support those who rent, the intention is it will broadly replicate Housing Benefit rules & a new additional amount for children in the Guarantee Credit)Carers AllowanceCouncil Tax Benefit replacement
3 Universal Credit: Conditionality framework The Welfare Reform Bill sets out:four types of work-related requirementfour conditionality groupsNo “partners” - each adult in a household will be placed into a group according to their individual capability and circumstances.Recorded in a claimant commitmentNo work-related requirementsWork-focused interviewsWork preparationAll work-related requirements
4 When will we deliver Universal Credit? Feb ‘11Apr ‘13Oct ‘13Apr ‘14Oct ‘14Oct ‘15Oct ‘16Oct ‘17Design & buildTestNew claims from out of work customersNew claims from in work customers“Natural” migrations as a result of changes of circumstancesManaged migrations2.5m4.5m6m8mLegacy loadJSA, ESA, IS, HB, WTC, CTCUC load4
5 Payment approach Single payment for whole household Monthly payment All to claimant (rather than direct to landlord)A significant change for some claimantsSupportWhat support will claimants need to manage this change?Who should deliver the support?Which claimants will need support?ExceptionsIn what circumstances should we make an exception to the payment approach?