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Coronavirus support and information

Local information on coronavirus including service changes, business support, how to get help and vaccinations.

Discretionary support

Overview

If you receive housing benefit or council tax support but need more help to pay your rent or council tax, you may be able to get discretionary housing payments (DHP) and / or discretionary local council tax support (DLCTS).

In the majority of cases DHP and DLCTS payments will be short-term emergency funding.

How to apply

To apply please use our application form.

Discretionary payment application