Financial Support and Schemes


Discretionary Housing Payment

If you need more help to pay your rent you may be able to have a Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP).

These payments are paid at our discretion and will help to support you if you are struggling with your finances.

Applying

You can fill in our DHP form or you can call 01622 602557, visit our reception or send the form and supporting documents in the post to:

Benefits
Maidstone House
King Street
Maidstone
Kent
ME15 6JQ

Exceptional Hardship Policy

Our Exceptional Hardship Policy is there to assist residents who’ve applied for Council Tax reduction and are facing exceptional hardship, where the support we’re already providing doesn’t meet the full Council Tax liability.

If you’re struggling to pay your Council Tax you may be able to apply for an Exceptional Hardship Payment.

Apply for an Exceptional Hardship Payment

For further advice email benefitsappeals@midkent.gov.uk or call 01622 602557.

Free School Meals

Free School Meals are run by Kent County Council, you can apply for free school meals online.

You can find out more about Free School Meals on Kent County Council’s website.

Pension Credit

Pension credit is run by the Department for Work and Pensions. You can apply on the GOV.UK website.