FOI Request - Discretionary Housing Payments

Request 101000212225

1. What is the total budget for your DHP fund for 2013/14?

2. As of 9/1/14, how much of this has been spent and committed?

3. As of 9/1/14, how many DHP applications have you received since 1st April 2013?

4. As of 9/1/14, how many DHP applications have you accepted/rejected since 1st April 2013?

5. Can we have a breakdown of reasons for people applying for DHPs since 1st April 2013

Response 16-01-2014

1. £252,230

2. £108,122.63

3. 476

4. 295 awards made and 29 applications rejected

5. Reasons for applications as follows:

Benefit cap

Difference in actual rent and housing benefit award Local Housing Allowance Size restrictions Low income Non-dependant deductions Removal Costs Rent Deposits Social Sector Size restrictions

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