Please note, the Civic offices are closed to visitors on Wednesdays for Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support enquiries. 

Discretionary Housing / Council Tax Support payments

Extra help with your rent

Discretionary Housing Payments are for people who need extra help with their rent when Housing Benefit, Local Housing Allowance, or Universal Credit doesn't cover the full amount.  If you are suffering financial hardship or your tenancy is at risk, you may be able to get extra help.

The Government has set restrictions on how much money can be paid out in any financial year. Payments are usually made as a short term measure for those experiencing difficult circumstances.

Extra help with your Council Tax

Discretionary Council Tax Support is for people who are already receiving Council Tax Support but need extra help with their Council Tax.  Payments are usually made as a short term measure for those experiencing difficult circumstances.

Discretionary Housing Payment and Discretionary Council Tax Support schemes

We have a limited fund to help people who are in the greatest need. Full details can be found here:

Apply for discretionary housing payment

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