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Apply for a Discretionary Housing Payment

Apply for a Discretionary Housing Payment

Apply for a Discretionary Housing Payment in Lincoln

You can use this service to apply for a Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP). 

A DHP is a payment we can give to you to help you if you are struggling to pay your rent or council tax.

Before you start

To apply for a Discretionary Housing Payment you need:

  • To be receiving Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support or Universal Credit with housing costs 
  • You do not get full benefit - you currently have to pay something towards your rent or council tax
  • Details or your debts, income and any savings or assets
  • Details of your bills and outgoings