Discretionary Housing Payments
(DHP) application form
What is the DHP scheme?
The scheme is intended to help those who have special circumstances and need
extra help with rent. It’s available to people who are getting housing beneﬁt but
do not receive the full amount of their rent and have a shortfall. It’s usually considered
on a short-term basis.
These payments are discretionary and each case is considered individually. We cannot
award DHP for some of the charges included in some rents such as water, fuel and food.
DHP can also be considered for rent in advance or rental deposits in some circumstances.
You will need to provide evidence of this.
What will I need as proof?
We will need to see…
• Evidence to support all details on the income and expenditure form.
• If you have a bank account we will need two full consecutive months statements
for all bank/building society/post ofﬁce accounts held, whether or not they have
any money in them.
Evidence of any other savings or investments including premium bonds, shares, ISAs etc.
• Any other evidence you feel is relevant to your application.
• If you do not supply this information, we may not be able to consider your application.
If you would like help to complete this form please contact us on 0344 980 3333 or
For more advice with budgeting, debt and moving contact:
Norwich Home Options www.norwichhomeoptions.org.uk t: 0344 980 3333
Citizens Advice Bureau www.ncab.org.uk t: 03444 111 444
StepChange Debt Charity www.stepchange.org t: 0800 138 1111
National Debtline www.nationaldebtline.org t: 0808 808 4000
Shelter https://england.shelter.org.uk t: 0808 800 4444