Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP)

What are Discretionary Housing Payments?

It is a way of helping you if the Housing Benefit you get is not enough to pay your rent.

Discretionary Housing Payments are not the same as Housing Benefit. They are special payments which come from a separate cash limited fund. Once the fund has been spent in any financial year no more Discretionary Housing Payments can be made.

Apply for a Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP)

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