Discretionary Housing Payment

Your application should be made online. There is no face-to-face service. If you have any questions when making your application, you can contact us on 02476 83 2727 for help in office hours.

Discretionary Housing Payments (DHPs) exist to help people with certain housing costs. There is no automatic entitlement. There are some circumstances where your application will not be successful. These include, for example:

  • where you are not entitled to Housing Benefit;
  • where you are able to afford your housing costs yourself; and
  • where you are moving into a property that you cannot afford

You will need to provide details of your income and expenses. You will also need to provide up-to-date statements for the last eight weeks for all bank, building society and Post Office accounts for you and any partner.

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