HB DHP FORM

Discretionary housing payment and council tax reduction scheme
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  1. To qualify for a discretionary housing payment to help with your rent -
    - you must be getting housing benefit, or housing costs within your Universal Credit and
    - your housing benefit/housing costs must be less than the rent you pay for your home (we cannot pay a discretionary housing payment to help with water or service charges for things like heating and food) and
    - we must be satisfied that you need more financial help.

    To qualify for a discretionary council tax reduction you must be the person responsible for the council tax and we must be satisfied that you need financial help.
  2. We will look at your application and decide
    - If you should receive help towards your rent or council tax and
    - how much help you will receive and
    - how long the help will be given (this support is not intended to be given for long term or indefinite periods).
  3. If you disagree with a decision we have made about your discretionary housing payment or discretionary council tax reduction, you can ask us to look at it again.

    You cannot appeal to a tribunal about a discretionary housing payment decision. You can appeal to a tribunal about a discretionary council tax reduction decision.

    You may be asked to provide evidence in support of your application and we will phone or write to you about this. Please provide a daytime phone number.
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