Discretionary Housing Payments (DHPs)

Discretionary Housing Payments (DHPs) are extra regular payments to help you to pay your rent. They are awarded in situations where there is considered to be severe financial difficulty.

If you receive the Housing element of Universal Credit, or Council Tax Support, you may be eligible for a DHP.

For more information on DHPs, visit the DHPs page of the LGSS website.

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Cost of living support

Find information to help you with the cost of living, including charities who can help with food, fuel and mental wellbeing, on our Cost of living support page.