If your housing benefit won't cover the rent

A discretionary housing payment could help you if your housing benefit doesn't cover the rent.

Make a DHP claim

Your council may award you a DHP if you're affected by the bedroom tax or benefit cap, or if you can't afford to pay a tenancy deposit. You do not have to repay a DHP.

Ask your local council for a claim form or how to make a claim.


Last updated 25 Apr 2016 | © Shelter

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