Apply for discretionary housing payment

Discretionary housing payments (DHPs) are extra payments we can give you if your housing benefit is less than the full amount of your rent.

Unfortunately, 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 a DHP to help pay your rent but we must be satisfied that you need further help.

DHP claims policy

To apply for a DHP please Download the DHP claim form.

Apply for DHP


Last updated: 19 May 2017
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