Claiming Discretionary Housing Payments
- Department for Work and Pensions
- Part of:
- Local authorities and advisers: removal of the spare room subsidy and Welfare reform
- First published:
- 7 January 2014
- Last updated:
- 21 June 2016, see all updates
Factsheet explaining what Discretionary Housing Payments are, who can claim them and how to claim.
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This factsheet is for councils to give to claimants. Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP) 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
Published: 7 January 2014
Updated: 21 June 2016
- Amended RTF to include Universal Credit information. Adding PDF and Welsh versions at a later date.
- First published.