Discretionary Housing Payment

What are Discretionary Housing Payments?

Discretionary Housing Payments are extra payments to help people with their housing costs. By housing costs, we mean rent. We cannot help with some parts of your rent, for instance if meals, heating, lighting, hot water or water rates are included.

You must be getting Housing Benefit or Universal Credit housing costs to be able to receive a discretionary housing payment. The funding comes from Central Government and is limited each year so we cannot help everyone who applies.

How to apply for a Discretionary Housing Payment

To help us decide if you should get more help, please answer the questions on this form. Before you start this form, please make sure you have a copy of the following documents to upload at the end: 

  • last two monthly bank statements
  • a up to date rent statement
  • proof of universal credit 
  • proof of rent liability
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