How Is A Discretionary Housing Payment Paid?

How often is DHP paid?

It may be paid weekly or can be a lump sum.

Payments can be backdated.

You do not have to repay a DHP.

A DHP is usually paid for a fixed period of time – if this is the case, the council should make it clear to you when the payment will end..

Can you get housing benefit backdated?

You can ask to backdate your claim for up to 1 month when you apply for housing benefit. The council must backdate it if you had a good reason for claiming late. You can send a letter to explain your circumstances. You may need to provide supporting evidence.

How do I claim my discretionary housing payment?

To make a claim contact your local authority and ask for more details about Discretionary Housing Payment. Each council has their own form. Typically they will ask for details about your household circumstances, why you are unable to meet your rent or Council Tax payments and for details of your income and spending.

Is discretionary housing payment backdated?

Can discretionary payments be backdated? Yes, but remember that discretionary housing payments are usually only awarded for short periods of time.

How long can I get discretionary housing payment?

The payment could be made to you or direct to your landlord. There is no limit to length of time over which Discretionary Housing Payments can be made. It could be a one-off or an indefinite award.

Do I have to declare housing benefit to landlord?

A claim is made by using the council tax and housing benefit application form. A tenant does not need to tell you that they have claimed benefit. We can only discuss a benefit claim with a landlord if the tenant has given his or her permission for this to be done.

Will universal credit pay my rent arrears?

If you’re behind with your rent If you’re 2 months or more behind on your rent, your landlord can ask for some of your Universal Credit to be paid directly to them. This will help you pay off the debt. … They might be able to give your landlord less money for rent arrears.

What can you get discretionary support for?

You can apply for financial help if you have an emergency. This includes help with rent in advance if you have to move suddenly or need to buy essential items for your new home.

When can you claim housing benefit?

To claim Housing Benefit you usually have to: have a low income or be claiming other benefits. be at least 16 years old – if you’ve been in care you’ll need to be at least 18. either have less than £16,000 in savings or be getting the guarantee part of Pension Credit.

How does a discretionary housing payment work?

A discretionary housing payment (DHP) is an extra payment made by your local council if you’re struggling to pay rent. You don’t need to repay a DHP. You need to be receiving housing benefit or the universal credit housing element to get a DHP.

How long does a DHP decision Take Birmingham?

within 2 weeksOnce the council has received all of the right information and evidence, it should make a decision within 2 weeks. Unfortunately, it can take longer, especially if you have not provided all of the information the council needs.

What is a discretionary grant?

Discretionary grants are grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Education through a competitive process. … The reviewers who serve on the standing panel score applications based on the legislative and regulatory requirements as well as by the published selection criteria established for the grant programs and projects.

How do I apply for a DHP?

To get a DHP you must be paying rent and be getting Housing Benefit or Universal Credit housing costs. As DHPs are paid from a limited budget, each request is considered on its own merits. Complete the application form carefully and give us as much relevant information as possible to support your application.

Can I get a hardship payment on universal credit?

If your Universal Credit has been cut because of a sanction or penalty for fraud, you might be able to get some emergency money to help you cover household expenses like food and bills. This is called a ‘hardship payment’. A hardship payment is usually a loan, so you’ll have to pay it back when your sanction ends.

What is CTS discretionary payment award?

Discretionary Payments are short term or one off payments that are given to anyone experiencing exceptional financial hardship. You must be receiving Housing Benefit, the Housing Element of Universal Credit or Council Tax Reduction to be considered for it.

What is DHP housing?

Discretionary Housing Payments ( DHP ) provide extra money when a council decides that someone needs extra help to meet their housing costs.

How quickly can you get housing benefit?

When you’ve given the council all the information they need to process your claim, you should be paid in 2 weeks.

Can I apply for discretionary housing payment online?

A claim for a Discretionary Housing Payment is different to a claim for Housing Benefit. You should ask your local authority how to make a claim. They may accept claims in writing, over the telephone or electronically.

What is the maximum housing benefit allowance?

The maximum amount of Housing Benefit payable is: 100% of your eligible rent (after any ineligible service charges) If you are not working, your maximum housing benefit will be restricted so that the most you can receive in all benefits paid will be £500 per week for a couple or family or £350 for a single person.

Can I still move if I have rent arrears?

They will not let you move with rent arrears. They need to be cleared. Lie all you like but the housing association will check this anyway whether you tell them or not. They will not let you move with rent arrears.