Isle of Wight Council

Document Library: EIA - Stage 1 Discretionary Housing Payment policy

Summary
The Discrectionary Housing Payments (DHP) scheme, covers shortfalls between rental liability and payment of Housing Benefit, it does not cover any payments in respect of Localised Council Tax Support from April 2013.















Every claimant who is entitled to the minimum amount of Housing Benefit and who has a shortfall is entitled to make a claim for further discretionary financial help.  The amount that can be paid out by an authority in any financial year is cash limited by the Secretary of State.















The DHP policy has been widened from April 2013 to reflect the impact of welfare reforms and sets out how the council will provide additonal support and the criteria applied.
Status: Draft
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