Application Criteria for Older Persons Housing

To be eligible for Public Older Persons Housing on the Isle of Man, you must fulfil the following acceptance criteria.

Residential Qualification The applicant or spouse must have been ordinarily resident on the Island for a minimum of 10 years. This does not have to be consecutive. Applicant(s) must be resident on the Island for at least 3 months immediately prior to allocation.
Eligible Applicant(s) A single applicant, or one party in a joint application, must be aged 65 or over with no dependent children at the time of the application.

Or a couple with one person aged 65 and over with no dependent children, the younger person must be at least 50 years of age.

The authority may consider an applicant below age 65 in exceptional circumstances.

Adequacy of Current Home Inadequate accommodation, with written confirmation from Environmental Health, local Authority or other relevant body.

Under Notice to quit or lack of disabled access.

Health and Welfare Qualifications The applicant must be capable of independent living (with an appropriate and continuing package of support where necessary)
Financial Qualifications Maximum gross income of an applicant must not exceed £29,016. For couples an extra 10% is added (£31,918).

Financial and/or property assets must not exceed £249.950

Appeals Procedure Any person having an application for acceptance onto a waiting list rejected, or any applicant dissatisfied by reason of non-allocation of a property by virtue of non-allocation of points, may seek a review of that decision by submitting a request in writing to the housing authority. If the decision is upheld by that housing authority, an appeal in writing to the Department’s Public Estates and Housing Division can be sought. The Department’s decision is final.