Discretionary Housing Payments
People who are entitled to Housing Benefit or Universal Credit Housing Costs (UCHC) and can't afford to pay their rent costs may also be able to claim Discretionary Housing Payments (DHPs).
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.
The Government gives the Council a limited amount of money to help in these circumstances, so we will look at your financial circumstances to establish if you have a shortfall in your rent or housing costs.
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