Apply for Discretionary Housing Payments (DHPs)

What are Discretionary Housing Payments (DHPs)?

DHPs provide customers with further financial assistance, in addition to any Housing Benefit being in payment.  You must be getting Housing Benefit to be able to receive a DHP and a shortfall must exist between the rental liability and the Housing Benefit, we cannot exceed the total rent due. We cannot help with some parts of your rent, for instance if meals, heating, lighting, hot water or water rates are included. 

The DHP fund is cash-limited, we cannot guarantee an award. 

How to apply for a Discretionary Housing Payment

To help us decide whether you could get more help please download, print and complete the form from the link below. If you need help to fill in this form please contact 03450 450061.

Discretionary Housing Payment Application Form and Information Guide

You can also get help and advice from the Citizens Advice Bureau on: 0844 848 7979.

Please return the completed form with the requested documentation to: Benefit Section, South Cambridgeshire District Council, South Cambridgeshire Hall, Cambourne Business Park, Cambourne. CB23 6EA. 

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