Discretionary Housing Payments
Every year the Council is given a sum of money from Central Government to award Discretionary Housing Payments to people who need further assistance to meet their eligible housing costs.
From April 2013 it is an additional payment to Housing Benefit and can be awarded at the discretion of the authority. These payments are only available to people entitled to Housing Benefit who require further assistance.
These payments may be used to meet shortfalls in rent where you are affected by the room restriction, benefit cap or other factors that reduce your benefit.
Last updated 12/06/2013
Pages in Discretionary Housing Payments
- 1. You are here: Overview
- 2. What are eligible housing costs?
- 3. Would I be entitled to a Discretionary Housing Payment?
- 4. How To Claim Discretionary Housing Payment