Decision details

Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP) Policy 2019/2020

Decision Maker: Lewes District Council Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

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 Lewes District Council, subject to the removal of bullet point 5 at section 4.1 of the policy, as recommended by the Scrutiny Committee at its meeting on 7 February 2019.

Report author: Angy Weaver

Publication date: 11/06/2019

Date of decision: 10/06/2019

Decided at meeting: 10/06/2019 - Lewes District Council Cabinet

Effective from: 15/06/2019

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