Discretionary Housing Payments

If you are receiving Housing Benefit or the housing element of Universal Credit and you are struggling to pay your rent then you may qualify for a Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP). 

DHPs are paid in addition to your benefit and are based on your circumstances. 

DHPs cannot pay for things like water rates or fuel charges that may be included in your rent.

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or contact us for an application form or download an application form here. 

The DHP scheme is independent from Housing Benefit and any award is discretionary, therefore you should not rely on this scheme to meet any shortfall in your rent.

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