Discretionary Housing Payments
Discretionary Housing Payments (DHPs) provide customers with short term financial assistance where the Benefits Section consider that additional help with housing costs is needed.
DHPs are not payments of benefit. They are free standing payments to be made at the discretion of the Benefits Section where they consider that additional help with housing costs is needed. DHPs are subject to an annual cash limit, which the Benefits Section cannot exceed.
Whether you are granted a DHP, how much it is for and for how long it is paid is a decision for the Benefits Section and will entirely depend on your circumstances and the purpose of the DHP.