What is discretionary housing payment? How can I apply? How do you decide if I am eligible? How much can I get?
Discretionary Housing Payment
Do you receive Housing Benefit? Are you finding it difficult to pay all of your rent? You may be entitled to some short term financial help
Fenland District Council has a limited amount of money each year to provide Discretionary Housing Payments, providing help to meet the shortfall between your rent costs and Housing Benefit payments.
The aim is to prevent homelessness so we may also be able to help with rent deposits, any payments of rent in advance or other lump sum costs associated with a housing need such as removal costs.
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Discretionary housing payment form
If you wish to claim DHP please complete and return this form to Fenland Hall
Housing benefit change in circumstance form
If your circumstances have changed, don't delay. Tell us about it today! Please complete and return the form to Fenland Hall
Housing benefit change of address form
Please fill in this form in black ink and return it to the Benefits Team as soon as you know you are moving.
Download a leaflet
This will tell you everything you need to know about Discretionary Housing Payments