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FOI 7449

Discretionary Housing Payments

Request

The following questions relate to applications for Discretionary Housing Payments (DHPs) for assistance with the impact of the April 2013 Housing Benefit changes for social rented sector tenants, during the current financial year.

 1) What is the shortest period of time you have awarded a DHP for?

 2) What is your average length of award for a DHP?

 3) How many DHP re-applications have you received since April 2013?

Response

What is the shortest period of time you have awarded a DHP for?

One week

2) What is your average length of award for a DHP?

13 weeks

3) How many DHP re-applications have you received since April 2013?

37