Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP)
If you are a tenant and need extra help to meet your housing costs, you may be able to claim DHP.
DHPs can only be made to tenants who are in receipt of Housing Benefit or the housing element of Universal Credit.
A DHP is not a benefit payment, it's a standalone, short term payment.
We award these payments if we think that they will help you sort out your housing and money problems in the longer term. You have to show that you are doing everything you can to address your housing or money problems. These problems might include difficulty to find a home or get a job, debts, or benefits and welfare issues.
Apply for DHP
If you want to apply for DHP you can:
- contact your landlord if you rent from a housing association to see if they can help
- contact us