Discretionary Housing Payments (DHPs) may be awarded to help meet removal costs. There are limited funds of DHP available so this type of award will only be made to those most in need. You should only apply for a DHP to help with removal costs once you have found a property and the landlord agrees that you can rent it. We can only give DHP’s to people receiving Housing Benefit or who have the Housing Element within their Universal Credit assessment. If you do not receive either of these, you should contact our Housing Options Team who might be able to provide you with some support.

You will be required to supply bank statements showing all transactions over the last two months to support your application, along with two written quotations from different removal companies. You can upload supporting documentation by scanning the items and uploading on the relevant page if you wish.

You may have to pay these costs first and if your application is successful, we will reimburse you with some or all of the money you have requested. If you have already paid your removal costs, you will need to provide an invoice as proof of payment being made.

If you do not have access to a scanner or cannot upload the documents, you can provide the statements and quotations in person at the Rushcliffe Community Contact Centre, Gordon Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 5LN or at one of our contact points. Or alternatively, you can post them to Rushcliffe Arena, Rugby Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7YG.
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