Decision details

Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP) Policy 2019/2020

Decision Maker: Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The new policy will align the policies for EBC and LDC.  The main changes are:-


·         No longer covering non-dependant deductions as eligible costs for a Discretionary Housing Payment

·         We will take into account if  there is a  for the rent and whether the guarantor has been approached with regards to paying arears

·         Taking into account if the landlord has insurance against rent arrears.


(Key decision):


To adopt the Revised Policy for Eastbourne Borough Council.

Report author: Angy Weaver

Publication date: 06/06/2019

Date of decision: 05/06/2019

Decided at meeting: 05/06/2019 - Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet

Effective from: 14/06/2019

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