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For helpful information and advice about budgeting, please use the tools above.

If you are getting Housing Benefit or Universal Credit and cannot afford your rent and are suffering severe financial hardship we may be able to give you some extra help. DHPs are not payments of Housing Benefit. They are standalone payments made entirely at the discretion of the Council subject to a limit set by the Government each year. To read our policy on Discretionary Housing Payments or our advice booklet see related documents below.

Changes in circumstances

If your circumstances change you must tell the Revenues and Benefits section within one month of the change happening. We will look at the DHP again and decide if it needs to be changed.