If you are already receiving Housing Benefit but the benefit payment amount does not cover your total rent, then you can apply for this additional payment.
Complete and submit a Discretionary Housing Payment form using our online application form.
Alternatively please download and complete the PDF form on the right hand side of this page.
This is a discretionary payment and there is only a certain amount available to be spent in any year. There may be parts of your rent that this discretionary payment cannot help with, so please read the form carefully.
We aim to inform you in writing of the outcome of your application within 14 days of receipt of all necessary information, or as soon as practicable thereafter.
Please print the form, sign it and return it to the address on the right.
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