Apply for a Discretionary Housing Payment

Last updated: 18 July 2017

If you're getting Housing Benefit but still can't afford your housing costs, you may be eligible for a Discretionary Housing Payment.

A Discretionary Housing Payment can be made if you:

  • claim Housing Benefit but it doesn't cover all your rent
  • need help with removal costs
  • need help with a rent deposit

Visit your local council website to find out:

  • if you're eligible
  • how to apply
  • what you'll get