People also ask
Can DHP be used to clear rent arrears?
You cannot generally get DHPs to cover rent arrears or deductions for sanctions or overpayments.
How long does a DHP decision Take Birmingham?
How long will I have to wait for a decision? Once the council has received all of the right information and evidence, it should make a decision within 2 weeks.
What evidence is needed for Discretionary Housing Payment?
Your partner's most recent payslip (if you have a partner and they are working) Bank account statements covering the last two months (and partner's) Proof of any loan or credit card or hire purchase repayment agreements. Any letters you have received from the landlord about rent arrears.
What is a discretionary payment?
Discretionary Housing Payment is a payment you may receive at the discretion of your local authority which can help towards housing costs. You can only get it if you are entitled to Housing Benefit or the Housing Costs element of Universal Credit.
How long does Housing Benefit take on Universal Credit?
You'll get an estimated payment date in your online account within 3 weeks of making a claim.
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