Renfrewshire Council

Mortgage Interest Support changes

Some people are eligible for help towards their mortgage interest if they are out of work. From April the period of time you need to wait to claim this help will increase to 39 weeks. 

From 2018 these payments will be paid as a loan and will have to be re-paid with interest.

What does this mean for me?

If you receive an out-of work benefit and make a claim for help with you mortgage interest, you need to wait 39 weeks before receiving any help.

You should discuss this with your mortgage provider straight away.