Housing Benefit and Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP)

You will receive your benefit every 4 weeks in arrears. These are set dates and these dates may not always match the date your rent is due to your landlord.

  • We will usually send payments on a Monday, so they should be in your account by Thursday of the same week.
  • We can only pay your benefit into your bank account
  • any payment of DHP will be sent with your housing benefit.

School clothing allowance

You will be sent a voucher within three weeks of us processing your award.

If your child is going into year seven or nine in September, you will receive your voucher by the end of August.