Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP)

Apply for more financial help with your housing costs.

What happens next

If we decide to award you a DHP, we will write and tell you how much you will get and for how long. You will get the extra payments along with your normal Housing Benefit payments.

If you are not awarded a DHP, we will also tell you the decision in writing and will give you a reason.

If you disagree with our decision you can ask for a review. You must do this in writing within one calendar month of the date that we told you about our decision, explaining why you disagree. We will review your claim again and inform you of the outcome in writing.