Application For Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP)

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Please answer each question as fully as possible. We need the information that we ask for so that we can make a fair decision about your application.

Once you have completed this form, please click on the link after the declaration to be taken to the income and expenditure form. You will then be asked to provide full details of all income and expenditure types so that we can make our calculation. Instructions on how to do this are given at the end of the form.

Once the income and expenditure form has loaded you may submit this form.

This form is not to be used for applying for Rent in Advance and Deposits, to apply for these you must contact Housing Needs.

Your Details

eg. Jo Smith - £1,000 - Barclays Account

If you are successful in being granted a DHP, for how much and how long would you need this additional payment?



As you have recently claimed or are in receipt of Universal Credit we need you to provide some additional information that we will not already hold. Please ensure you provide the following with your claim:

Please provide your account number and sort code for the account you would like any payment made to if your claim is successful (this needs to be an account in your name).

Information on sending evidence/documents

Evidence/documents can be sent to us by email to after submitting this form.

Please put your full benefit claim number in the subject heading (this begins with a '2' and can be found on any letter we send to you). We can accept photos taken from a phone as long as all information is clear, as well as statements from online banking.

You must tell us straight away if any of the details you have given change. If you do not, you may have to pay back any overpayments, or you may miss out on help that you are entitled to.

Please now fill in the Income and Expenditure Form by following this link, you will need to click on the Download  (177 KB)  icon in the top right of the page to be able to edit the form. Once the form is loaded you will be prompted to click on the "Enable Editing" box at the top of the page, click on it, and you will able to enter your information. When completed, please email the form back to us at and quote your claim or National Insurance Number in the subject line. 

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