Decision details

Discretionary Housing Payments

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approves a formal policy for the Discretionary Housing Payments Scheme which will take into account relevant changes in the Department for Work and Pension’s Discretionary Housing Payment guidance and the Councils key objectives.




(1)  the Discretionary Housing Payments policy at Appendix B of the report is the approved policy for Gloucester City Council subject to the following recommendations of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee of 25th March 2019


-       paragraph 2.2 be amended to have the policy operative from 4th April 2019


-       War Pensions to be disregarded in their entirety for the purposes of calculating income for DHPs


-       To clarify the appeals process in the policy


-       If on first application it is apparent that the individual’s circumstances are not likely to change within the 13 week period, a longer period will be awarded subject to an annual review


(2)  the Discretionary Housing Payment policy is effective 01 April 2019.


Report author: Alison Bell

Publication date: 03/04/2019

Date of decision: 03/04/2019

Decided at meeting: 03/04/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 13/04/2019

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