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Discretionary Crisis Fund (DCF)

A Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP) may be made when Housing Benefit or Universal Credit does not provide enough money to pay your rent. DHPs are not part of the normal Housing Benefit or Universal Credit schemes but are payments that may be made where extra financial support is needed.

You may be entitled to a Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP) if you don't get full Housing Benefit and you're still paying something towards your rent.

Revenues and Benefit Service, PO Box 490, Rochdale, OL16 9AJ
Umbrella org:
Rochdale Borough Council
Area serviced:
Rochdale Borough residents only
0300 303 8870
How to apply:
Online form available or visit council offices
Chargeable parking nearby

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