Coronavirus: getting financial help from your Local Authority

If you rent your home, and you get Housing Benefit or Universal Credit, but still can’t afford your housing costs, you may be eligible for a Discretionary Housing Payment.

A Discretionary Housing Payment can be made if you:

  • claim Housing Benefit but it doesn’t cover all your rent
  • claim Universal Credit but still can’t afford your housing costs
  • need help with removal costs
  • need help with a rent deposit

You can find out more by looking online at Sedgemoor and West Somerset & Taunton councils.