Discretionary housing payment
Discretionary housing payment (DHP) is for people who need extra help with:
- Rent - when housing benefit does not meet the full rent
- Lump sum costs associated with a housing need, for example removal costs
- Rent in advance
- Bonds and deposits
To be eligible to claim you must be entitled to some housing benefit paid by Wyre Council or housing costs paid by Universal Credit.
We can only make a DHP if we believe that the person's circumstances call for further financial help. Each case is assessed on its individual merits. The finances and personal circumstances of the applicant and other household members are carefully considered and taken into account.
Apply for a payment
If you think that you need this extra help, please download the below application form. If you are applying for rent in advance or help with a bond, you will also need to ask the landlord to complete the form below:
Please provide as much information as possible to help us understand why your circumstances are special. All the information you give is confidential and we will only use if to see if we can give you extra help.
- Discretionary housing payment policy - information on the rules of the scheme
- Discretionary housing payment leaflet
For further information and advice please contact us
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