Apply for a discretionary housing payment

Use our online form below to apply for a discretionary housing payment in the Lewes district or Eastbourne.

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To fully complete the form, you will need:

  • National Insurance number
  • Date tenancy started
  • Date tenancy is ending (if appropriate)
  • Details of any rent arrears (if applicable)
  • Details of household debt – this includes the total amount outstanding, repayment amount and frequency of repayment
  • Details of personal debt – this includes the total amount outstanding, repayment amount and frequency of repayment
  • Household expenses
  • Living expenses
  • Childcare expenses (if applicable)
  • Employment income (if applicable)
  • Pension income (if applicable)
  • Benefit income
  • Other income, savings and capital

If you are not able to complete the online form in full at this time, you can download the Discretionary Housing Payment form (PDF 298kb). Please print, complete and return the application form to Customer First, 1 Grove Road, Eastbourne, BN21 4TW

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