Use of discretionary housing payments: analysis of annual financial and monitoring returns from local authorities

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Gambarin, Alice
Date of publication
1 June 2014
Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion, Housing and Homelessness
Social welfare
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The Discretionary Housing Payment scheme (DHP) is a discretionary scheme that allows local authorities (LAs) to make awards to people experiencing financial difficulties with housing costs and qualifying for Housing Benefit (HB) or the housing costs element of Universal Credit (UC). These returns provide information on how LAs are using DHPs to support people affected by the welfare reforms and the type of choices that people are making in response to the reforms.

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