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Social Security: Mortgages

Volume 464: debated on Friday 19 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what changes have been made since May 1997 to the mortgage value threshold at which income support will stop paying mortgage interest, for mortgages taken out after October 1995. (158182)

There have been no changes to the upper capital limit for help towards mortgage interest since 10 April 1995, although it is kept under review.

Generally help with interest payments is limited to the interest on the first £100,000 of outstanding loan capital for customers in receipt of income support, income-based jobseeker’s allowance and state pension credit.