Discretionary Housing Payments (DHPs) may be awarded to help meet removal costs. There are limited funds of DHP available so this type of award will only be made to those most in need. You should only apply for a DHP to help with removal costs once you have found a property and the landlord agrees that you can rent it. We can only give DHPs to people receiving Housing Benefit. If you do not receive Housing Benefit you should contact our Housing Options Team who might be able to provide you with some support.
You will be required to supply bank statements showing all transactions over the last two months to support your application, along with two written quotations from different removal companies. You can upload supporting documentation by scanning the items and uploading on the relevant page if you wish.
You may have to pay these costs first and if your application is successful, we will reimburse you with some or all of the money you have requested. If you have already paid your removal costs, you will need to provide an invoice as proof of payment being made.