Universal Credit: What is Discretionary Housing Payment? Can I get DHP on Universal Credit – Express

If you’re unemployed, off work due to sickness, or on a low income, you could be eligible for Universal Credit. Universal Credit is a means-tested benefit to help you meet your basic living costs. You could work for an employer, be self-employed, have been recently furloughed or made redundant, or have had a reduction in wages, and still be eligible for the benefit.

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The maximum amount of Universal Credit you can get has gone up for the duration of the coronavirus crisis – for example, a single person aged 25 and over can now claim £409.89 per month.

If you are successful in your application, you will get a standard allowance, based on age and whether you’re single or in a couple.

The Government has also removed the ‘minimum income floor’, to help self-employed people whose income has fallen, and increased the allowance

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