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Discretionary Housing Payments

Discretionary Housing Payments

Discretionary Housing Payments (DHPs) are available to claimants who are entitled to Housing Benefit and appeal to the authority to require some further assistance in order to meet housing costs.

The authority may award a DHP for a fixed period or indefinitely depending on the circumstances of the case.

DHPs are used for things such as

  • making up the shortfall in the eligible rent in a rent allowance case,
  • making up the effect of the tapers used in the calculation of benefit,
  • making up the effect of non-dependant deductions,
  • making up the difference caused by under occupation.

Application form

You can download an Application for Discretionary Housing Payments from this page.

Please note that the DHP budget is cash limited and the Council cannot spend beyond its allowed limits.

For Further Information Contact

Revenue Services
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450000
Email: