This service is delivered differently in each area of the county. This information relates to the former district of Richmondshire. Looking for information in another area of the county? You can change the location here.
Information on Housing Benefit in the Richmondshire area
Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP) can give you extra financial help if you are already getting Housing Benefit or the housing element of Universal Credit but still have a shortfall in your rent liability that you are finding difficult to pay.
If you are in receipt of Housing Benefit and/or a Council Tax Reduction, we may carry out a review of your claim from time to time. We do this to ensure that your claim details are up to date and that you are getting the correct entitlement.