Our applicant criteria has changed


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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.

 

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