Coronavirus

Advice and Information

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Discretionary Housing Payments (DHPs) are extra payments to help pay your rent.

We give these payments to people claiming benefit who need more help with their housing costs, if these are more than the amount of benefit received.

You can apply for a payment if you are currently entitled to Housing Benefit or Universal Credit. How much you could receive will depend on your circumstances. Each case is looked at individually, however we cannot guarantee we will definitely give you a payment.

Supporting evidence

During these unprecedented times, any evidence required in support of your application can be emailed to us at customers.benefits@dudley.gov.uk. This can be done via a smartphone, by taking a clear photograph of the evidence, or if you have a scanner, scan the evidence and email it. The evidence checklist at the end of your completed application will provide you with the details we require. However, there may be certain instances where we require original documentation, if this is requested, please post this to us. An extension on the timescales will be allowed in these circumstances.

Please complete the application form below.