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 housing payment application [422.33KB]
- Discretionary payment explanatory notes [324.66KB]
If you require assistance in making the application, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org