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Mortgage Repayments (Women)

Volume 891: debated on Monday 28 April 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services why a woman with obligations to repay mortgage repayments and wishing to claim social security benefits to cover interest repayments is not allowed to do so, but has to have such an application made by her husband on her behalf.

In the determination of entitlement to supplementary benefit, including housing costs, the Supplementary Benefit Act provides that the requirements and resources of a husband and wife in the same household are to be aggregated.