Claiming Discretionary Housing Payments

Factsheet for claimants of Housing Benefit explaining what Discretionary Housing Payments are and how to claim.


Welsh: Taflen Ffeithiau Hawlydd Budd-dal Tai Hawlio Taliadau Tai Dewisol

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This factsheet is for claimants and gives information about Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP). These provide extra money when a council decides that someone needs extra help to meet their housing costs. The factsheet explains:

  • who can claim a DHP
  • how they can use their payment
  • how they can make a claim for DHP