Discretionary housing payment (DHP)
Change in contact hours
We are unavailable by telephone on Thursdays. You can leave a voicemail for us to call you back the next day or email enquiries to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and put your claim number in the subject line.
Meetings with benefit assessors are by appointment only. You can leave any documents with Reception staff during Council opening times.
Our discretionary housing payment (DHP) scheme is used to assist housing benefit claimants who may need further financial help with their housing costs. Housing costs can include help towards rent, tenancy start up costs and moving costs.
We receive limited funds each year for the DHP scheme. The amount that can be spent on the scheme each year is restricted, so not everyone who claims a DHP may be awarded one. Who receives DHP is entirely at the discretion of the Council.
How to apply
Claims must be made in writing using form below and sent to Benefits, Stroud District Council, Stroud, Glos. GL5 4UB