Apply for Discretionary Housing Payment

If you still need extra financial help with your housing costs you can apply for a Discretionary Housing Payment.

A Discretionary Housing Payment is an extra payment we make if we think that you need extra help with your housing costs to

  • prevent homelessness
  • ease poverty
  • safeguard residents in their home
  • keep families together
  • help claimants through personal crises and difficult events
  • provide tenants with time to reassess their situation and find a long time solution

A Discretionary Housing Payment is for short term use only.

To apply for a Discretionary Housing Payment you can email or write to us. When you apply for a Discretionary Housing Payment you must include:

  • name, address and contact details
  • your email address
  • why you need extra financial help

Once we receive your request for a Discretionary Housing Payment, we will contact you within five working days to discuss the next stage.

 

Benefits Advice

Address: Causeway House
Bocking End
Braintree
Essex
CM7 9HB

Telephone: 01376 557852