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Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP)

A Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP) is an emergency payment to help you with your rent or housing costs.

A DHP is only awarded for a short period of times and shouldn't be considered a permanent solution to a shortfall in your Housing Benefit or Universal Credit payment.

Revenues and Benefits service, P.O.Box 490, Rochdale, OL16 9AJ
Umbrella org:
Rochdale Borough Council
Area serviced:
Rochdale borough residents only
0300 303 8870
How to apply:
Online form available or telephone direct

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Something that promotes or enhances well-being. A payment made or an entitlement available in accordance with a wage agreement, an insurance policy, or a public assistance program.
Services providing information and advice about accessing temporary and long term housing.