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How to... make the most of discretionary housing payments


How to... make the most of discretionary housing payments


Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP) have often been seen as a short term measure to help tenants pay their rent, or meet other housing costs when housing benefit didn't cover everything they needed. Welfare reform means that DHP is now one of the ways that some tenants can be helped to manage the financial impact of the changes.
This How to... will help you make the most effective use of DHP to mitigate some of the effects of welfare reform.

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