Discretionary Housing Payment


Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP) is a benefit that helps you pay your rent if you are struggling with your finances. It can also be for help towards housing costs, deposits or moving. You might also qualify for an Exceptional Hardship Payment which is help towards your Council Tax.

Before you apply

We look at things like:

  • your total income
  • your expenses
  • if you have any savings
  • if there is anyone else in the house that can help
  • if you have any loans or debts
  • if you or your family have any special circumstances, for example disability

If you are awarded the DHP we will decide how long it will be for.

What you'll need

Before you apply you will need to know:

  • what money you have going out
  • what money you have coming in
  • what benefits you may be receiving
  • your National Insurance number
  • details about your bank accounts and any savings
  • copies of your last two months bank statements
  • how much your removal costs will be, by providing us with quotes

Apply for a Discretionary Housing Payment