Discretionary housing payments (DHP)
A discretionary housing payment could help you if your housing benefit doesn’t cover the rent.
- What is a discretionary housing payment (DHP)?
A DHP is an extra payment to help people who claim housing benefit and are struggling to pay the rent.
Your local council may award you a DHP if, for example, you’re affected by:
You could also get a DHP to help pay a tenancy deposit for a new home, but only if you are already getting housing benefit where you live now.
You can also apply for a DHP if you receive universal credit payments that include help with paying your rent
For further information on how to claim DHP from City of Edinburgh Council please click on the link below.