Discretionary Housing Payment is an extra payment for those receiving Housing Benefit or an element on their Universal Credit claim for housing costs. This can support toward costs for something such as ‘under-occupancy’, when the benefit award is based on the household rather than the number of bedrooms in a property.

For more information on Discretionary Housing Payment and to find out if you’re eligible to claim it, visit east-ayrshire.gov.uk – Discretionary Housing Payment.

Benefits Section
Telephone: 01563 554400
Email: benefits@east-ayrshire.gov.uk