Discretionary housing payments are payments that can be awarded in addition to your housing benefit and universal credit.
DHPs are awarded from a cash limited budget where we consider additional help is needed.
DHPs can be awarded for the following:
We cannot award DHPs to help with ineligible amounts included in your rent, for example, certain service charges, gas, electric, food and water rates.
DHPs are not available to help with any shortfall in council tax reduction.
You can only receive a DHP towards your rent if you are in receipt of, or will be entitled to housing benefit or Universal Credit with a housing element.
You will have to demonstrate that due to your personal circumstances you need extra help with your housing costs.
This list is a guide only and will not cover all circumstances. Each case is considered individually.
If you think you qualify, apply using our online form below.
Apply for discretionary housing payment
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