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Apply for Discretionary Housing Payment

Find out more about Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP) and how you can apply for it.

Published: 11 January 2021

Last updated: 25 January 2021

Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP) is an extra payment we can give you if your housing benefit is less than the full amount of your rent.

We cannot give a DHP to cover council tax or the cost of things included in your rent, like fuel, water or food charges.

You can claim DHP to help pay your rent but we must be satisfied that you need further help.

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Discretionary Housing Payment policy

Claim DHP online