Apply for a Discretionary Housing Payment

We have a limited amount of money to make discretionary payments, so all applications are considered carefully. The more information you can give, the more likely it is that we can make a fair decision. It is important that you answer all of the questions. If an application form is not fully completed, it may cause a delay in considering your request

Complete the online application to apply for a Discretionary Housing Payment.

If you already receive Housing Benefit you may be able to get more help with your rent. You can only get this extra help if you already receive Housing Benefit and if we feel that you need more help with this cost.

Discretionary Housing Payments cannot be awarded towards payment of your Council Tax

Please note: There are three steps to applying for a Discretionary Housing Payment using this online form:

  1. Complete and submit the online form.
  2. Follow the link given at the end of the online form to open the Income and Expenditure form. Download, complete and email it back to us at benefits@peterborough.gov.uk. Please ensure you include your claim number in the email subject line.
  3. Email your supporting evidence (will be outlined in the form) to benefits@peterborough.gov.uk. Again, please ensure you include your claim number in the email subject line.

We cannot process your request until all three steps have been followed.