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