Universal Credit: Mortgages

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 17th November 2015.

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Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of people in receipt of universal credit receive help with mortgage costs.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (Disabled People)

The information requested is not collated centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.

Universal Credit (UC) does not currently accept claims from owner occupiers. Once this claimant group starts claiming UC we expect that the numbers of any potential owner occupiers making a claim to be small.

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