We’ve made some changes to our applicant criteria. These apply to applications received from 3 April 2017.
- Property value limit – the cap on the value of the property you can purchase has increased to £160,000 (this is up from £150,000).
- Current household debt – if you’re applying by yourself, the total amount you owe must not exceed £6,000 at the time of application. If you’re applying along with another person, the total amount owed must not exceed £12,000 between you at the time of application.
- Personal independence payment – this is now being treated in the same way as Disability Living Allowance.
- Foster income – we will now take foster income into account when assessing a person’s income.