Mortgages: Interest Payments

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 22nd February 2018.

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Photo of Melanie Onn Melanie Onn Shadow Minister (Housing, Communities and Local Government) (Housing)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the potential effect of changing support for mortgage interest to a loan on the take-up of other housing benefits.

Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The Department does not anticipate any effect on take-up of other housing benefits as a result of this change. Claimants will be eligible for exactly the same level of financial support as they receive now. Loans will not be recovered until the property is sold and then only to the extent that there is sufficient equity available.

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