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Discretionary Housing Payments

03/04/2019 - Discretionary Housing Payments



(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.