Revenues and Benefits Service
PO Box 490
Phone: 0300 303 8870
Fax: 0845 409 5432
Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP)
If your Housing Benefit or Universal Credit entitlement does not pay your full rent or if you need a payment
towards housing costs, you may be able to get extra help with a Discretionary Housing Payment.
Please read these notes carefully before filling in this form.
There are some Sections on the form that you must fill in and some you can decide whether or not to fill in
(these are clearly marked on the form).
If you fill in all the Sections it will give us a much better understanding of your situation and will help us to
take into account all your circumstances when we are making our decision about your application.
If you’re not sure which Sections of the form to fill in it’s better to complete them all.
If you are receiving Universal Credit you will need to send us your latest Universal Credit award letter,
details of your bank or building society where your DHP should be paid into and proof of your rent, for
example a copy of your tenancy agreement. If we need to see proof of anything else we will contact you.
The Council is working with The Bond Board to support customers who apply for a Discretionary Housing
Payment. The Bond Board is a charitable organisation that helps people to get a home or to keep their
current home. We would like to share the information you provide with them so they can give you
personal advice and support, if you don’t want us to do this you can tell us at the end of the form.
If you have any questions please contact one of our customer services advisors. You can do this:
• By email, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
• In writing, to PO Box 490, Rochdale, OL16 9AJ.
• By phone, on 0300 303 8870.