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What will you take into account when deciding whether or not an award of DHP can be made ?

We will ask you:-

Whether or not you knew the full rent would not be paid by housing benefit prior to moving into your home

  • Whether you have tried to find cheaper accommodation
  • Whether you or any member of your household suffer from health problems that would need to be taken into account
  • Whether you have any capital assets that would help you financially
  • How much your weekly income and expenditure add up to. We will ask what type of expenditure.