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Discretionary housing payment

Find out if you're eligible for discretionary housing payment.

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You can apply for a discretionary housing payment to get financial support to help with rent or housing costs.

Eligibility criteria

You may be eligible if you're having difficulty meeting your rent payments and are currently entitled to  

  • Housing Benefit or
  • housing element of Universal Credit

How to apply

Icon for pdf Download discretionary housing payment application form [284.7KB].

What happens next?

We'll make a decision about your application within 10 working days.

We'll normally contact you by phone and follow this up with a letter.

Last modified on 23 May 2022