Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction

Discretionary Housing Payment

If you are likely to suffer hardship because your benefit does not cover your rent in full, we may be able to help. We will look at your personal and financial circumstances.

We have a very limited amount of money for this purpose. It can only be awarded where a person is in receipt of Housing Benefit in the same week that a Discretionary Housing Payment is awarded.


If you have an overnight carer - apply for an additional bedroom to be taken into account

Guide to discretionary housing payment

Upload evidence or other documents online

If you need to submit documents as evidence, you can use our online form to upload photos or scans of your evidence.

Upload evidence for Discretionary Housing Payment