If you’re finding it difficult to pay your rent, you may be able to get a discretionary housing payment (DHP) on top of your usual housing benefit or Universal Credit payment.
DHPs are for people who are experiencing financial hardship and you can apply if:
- you already receive housing benefit or Universal Credit with a housing element
- your housing benefit or Universal Credit does not cover the full cost of your rent
DHPs are not paid for:
- services that are included in your rent
- making up a reduction because you’ve been overpaid benefit
For information and to apply for DHP follow the link