Discretionary Housing Payments

 

  1. The total discretionary housing payment (DHP) budget available to your local authority for the 2016/17 financial year [please include, and specify, any additional funds granted]. 2. The amount spent or committed on DHPs at the end of the year 2016/17. 3. The number of applications for DHP received by your local authority in the year 2016/17. 4. The number of applications refused. Length of time of award

  2. The average length of time a DHP award was given for in 2016/17 Repeat applicants (if recorded)

  3. The number of applications received where the applicant had previously received a DHP from your authority 7. The number of applications refused where the applicant had previously received a DHP from your authority B Applicants affected by the benefit cap DHP applications and awards

  4. The number of applications received from applicants who had their benefits reduced by the household benefit cap 9. The number of applications refused to applicants who had their benefits reduced by the household benefit cap. 10. The number of applications refused to applicants who had their benefits reduced by the household benefit cap and had previously received a DHP award by your local authority (if recorded). Length of time of award for benefit cap affected households

  5. The average length of time a DHP awarded to households affected by the benefit cap was given for in 2016/17 12. The number of DHPs awarded to households affected by the benefit cap given for the different time periods listed a. Less than 4 weeks (includes one-off payments) b. 4 weeks to 12 weeks c. Between 12 weeks and 26 weeks d. Between 26 weeks and 52 weeks e. More than 52 weeks Applicants affected by the benefit cap who are single parents with dependent children aged 0 or 1 year’s old (if recorded)

  6. The number of applications received where the applicant was impacted by the benefit cap and was a single parent with dependent children aged 0 or 1 years old (if recorded). 14. The number of applications refused where the applicant was impacted by the benefit cap and was a single parent with dependent children aged 0 or 1 years old (if recorded). 15. The number of applications refused where the applicant was impacted by the benefit cap and was a single parent with dependent children aged 0 or 1 years old, and had previously received a DHP award (if recorded). C Discretionary Housing Payment’s allocation policy

  7. Your most recent Discretionary Housing Payments policy document, setting out the procedures in place for determining DHP awards

 

Devon County Council is not responsible for planning applications and therefore does not hold the information requested I understand responsibility for planning matters rests with each of the District and Unitary Councils in Devon.  I therefore suggest that you contact each of these organisations directly to obtain the information requested.