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Benefits - Discretionary Housing Payment Application Form

Discretionary Housing Payments

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. 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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Contact us


01202 633114

The Benefit Office
Financial Services
PO Box 722
Civic Centre
BH15 2RU