Available Support and Benefits

Discretionary Housing Payments

Discretionary Housing Payments can help if there is a shortfall between your rent and the housing benefit or housing element of universal credit you receive.

Each case is considered on its own merits taking both the financial and personal circumstances of the individual into account. Any steps that the applicant is taking to address the situation with any shortfall will also be considered as well as any efforts they have made to maximise other support available to them.

Any award which is granted will be credited to your benefits payments.

Apply for Discretionary Housing Payments