If your housing benefit or Universal Credit (housing element) is less than your rent and you're struggling to pay your landlord the difference, you may be able to request a Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP).
To apply for a Discretionary Housing Payment:
- download the discretionary housing payment application form
- contact the Benefits Section to have an application form posted to you
We'll also use this form to see if we can give you extra support with your council tax.
Our discretionary housing payment policy
For more information download our discretionary housing payment policy and guidance.
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