Support for Mortgage Interest

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 12th February 2021.

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Photo of Afzal Khan Afzal Khan Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent representations he has received on reducing the waiting period to receive support for mortgage interest payments.

Photo of Guy Opperman Guy Opperman The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

A number of organisations have made public recommendations for government to reduce the qualifying period including Centre for Policy Studies, Joseph Roundtree Foundation, Affordable Housing Commission, The Resolution Foundation, UK Finance and the Building Societies Association.

The Department currently has no plans to amend the qualifying period for Support for Mortgage Interest.

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