Apply for a Discretionary Housing Payment

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The Council has a limited amount of money that can be used to help residents in receipt of Universal Credit whose housing costs are not being met in full.

The scheme is not part of the benefits legislation. All awards are made at the Council's discretion. To be eligible you will need to show that your circumstances are exceptional.

Awards are normally for a period of between 2 to 6 months and cannot be relied upon to solve long term shortfalls in benefit.

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