Discretionary Housing Payments
You can apply for a Discretionary Housing Payment if you need
further financial assistance to help meet your rent, provided that
you are already entitled to some Housing Benefit or Housing Element
A discretionary housing payment can be requested for any reason
that makes it difficult for you to meet your rent.
Discretionary housing payments are paid from a cash-limited
budget allocated to the Council by the Secretary of
There is no guarantee that all applications will be
successful. For this reason, the Council will usually give
preference to applications where there are exceptional
You can pick up an Application from the Customer
Service Centre or download a copy here.