If you rent your home, and you get
Housing Benefit or Universal Credit, 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
claim Universal Credit but still can't afford your housing costs
need help with removal costs
need help with a rent deposit
Your local council is responsible for deciding if you will get a Discretionary Housing Payment.
Visit your local council's website to find out:
if you're eligible
how to apply
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