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Discretionary Housing Payments

Discretionary Housing Payments help people who need extra help with their rent when their Housing Benefit or the housing cost element of Universal Credit does not meet the full value of their rent. If you are suffering severe financial hardship as a result, or your tenancy is at risk you may be able to get a discretionary payment to help towards these payments.

How to apply for a payment

You can apply online for a Discretionary Housing Payment. Before starting your application, please read 'Information you need to provide' below.

You will be prompted to upload the relevant files during the application process. The file size for uploads should not exceed 9MB in total. 

You can upload images/scanned documents from your computer, tablet or mobile device or, if you prefer, take them to a One Stop Shop to complete your application.

Apply online


Who to contact

Contact Name
Benefits Service

Where to go

L3 1AH

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