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A discretionary housing payment (DHP) is a short term payment awarded to people who need help paying their rent.
To claim DHP you must be entitled to
You must also show that you are unable to pay your rent.
An award is payable for a period of 6 or 12 months, depending on your circumstances.
You may also qualify if
You cannot get a payment towards your rent if you receive
A DHP cannot pay towards most service charges included in your rent liability.
The council has limited funds for DHP. The amount you receive will depend on your disposable income. Due to limited funds being available the award may not meet the full shortfall beween your rent costs and Housing Benefit/Housing Cost Element of your Universal Credit award.
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