Discretionary Housing Payment

Discretionary Housing Payments can be made to top up your Housing Benefit award. You must already be receiving Housing Benefit or the housing element of Universal Credit, and you will need to complete an application form. Further information about Discretionary Housing Payments can be found in our policy.

If you apply for a Discretionary Housing Payment, please be aware that we may carry out checks of other records the Council holds about you to validate the information you have given on your application form.

If you wish to proceed on this basis, please click here to apply for a Discretionary Housing Payment.

If you have any problems completing this form, please contact us by emailing benefits@testvalley.gov.uk or telephoning 01264 368000.