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Money, benefits & bills

If you are experiencing financial hardship and need help with your housing costs and council tax you can find some more help and information :

  • Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP) can provide extra money when we decide that you need extra help to meet your housing costs. You can find out more on our website
  • Council Tax Rebate  - the council tax energy rebate application is live for non direct debit payers
  • The Household Support Fund is  funding available to anyone resident in the Winchester district who is struggling financially with housing costs. To see if you can access this support contact 01962 848 163 or email
  • The Exceptional Hardship Fund payment is an extra payment to help towards reducing your Council Tax – more information is available on our website

If you are struggling with paying bills and debt, contact your Winchester Citizens Advice for further support and advice. You can contact them by calling 0808 278 7861 or vising their website Citizens Advice Winchester District - We are here to help  You can also get general further advice and information by visiting here.

If you are on a low income, you may be entitled to additional financial help. To identify if you may be eligible you can complete a benefit calculation. To check your entitlement visit Benefits calculators - GOV.UK (

For the latest advice on the Cost of Living Support package announced by the government visit here.  If you struggle to get online, you can ask someone to print the page off for you or call our customer service team.


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