Issue details

Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP) Policy 2019/2020

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.


Decision type: Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 01/04/2019

Decision due: 10 Jun 2019 by Lewes District Council Cabinet

Lead member: Councillor Ron Maskell

Lead director: Director of Service Delivery

Department: Service Delivery

Contact: Angy Weaver, Senior Specialist Advisor - Thriving Communities Email: Tel: 01273 085096.

Consultation process

Scrutiny Committee

Making Representations: None


Agenda items


  • Report