Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP)
- What is a DHP?
A Discretionary Housing Payment is a further award that you can claim if you require additional financial assistance with your rent or Council Tax costs.
- Who can qualify for a DHP?
To be eligible for a Discretionary Housing Payment towards your rent you must be entitled to Housing Benefit. Similarly you must be entitled to Council Tax Benefit to be awarded a Discretionary Housing Payment towards your Council Tax.
- How much DHP will I get?
Awards of Discretionary Housing Payments are individually assessed against your personal and financial circumstances, so the amount of Discretionary Housing Payment awarded can vary. Find out what we take into account.
- How can I claim DHP?
Fill in the form here to claim Discretionary Housing Payment.
- What if I do not agree with the DHP decision?
You can ask us to review our decision, but there is no formal appeal process.
- General Information
- Local Housing Allowance (LHA)
- Benefit Fraud
- How to make a claim
- Changes to an ongoing claim
- Overpayment of Benefit
- Self-employed and students
- Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP)
- Discussing Your Claim
- Disputes & Appeals