Waveney District Council

Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP)

An introduction

If you get some Housing Benefit or Universal Credit housing element but are having difficulty paying the rest of your rent yourself, you may be able to get a discretionary housing payment. Or if you are considering moving to more affordable accommodation, you may be able to get a discretionary housing payment to help with your rent in advance, your rent deposit or to help with other costs associated with your move, such as removal costs.

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Telephone: 01502 562111

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Please have your National Insurance or Benefit Registration number ready when you contact us.

Address: Marina Centre
(next to Marina Theatre)
NR32 1HH

Tel: 01502 523535

Email: benefits.wdc@eastsuffolk.gov.uk