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Hi, my name is lewismgza! DHP payment advice

lewismgza Community member Posts: 3 Listener
I’m moving into a new home and read about the DHP payment but when applying form local council(only have online form) it asking me when I moved in.. but I kind of need my rent in advance/deposit so what do I put. Do I lie and backdate it to cover the first month or two… or do I just put when I actually move there and they pay any rent deposit/ first month within a month?


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 49,878 Disability Gamechanger
    I wouldn't advise you to lie because that's not the correct the to do. You need to tell them what the payment is for and when your moving date is.
    Those forms are quite complex so if you can i'd advise you to get some help filling it out. This link will tell you what advice agency is local to you. https://advicelocal.uk/welfare-benefits

    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Hannah_Scope
    Hannah_Scope Posts: 5,985 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @lewismgza

    Welcome to the community! :) I hope poppy's advice was helpful. You can always call Scope's Helpline for advice too. Just to let you know, I moved your post into our Housing and Independent Living section of the forum, in case you had any of questions or queries. 
    Hannah - She / Her

    Online Community Coordinator @ Scope

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