Reply To: Does DLA count?


I would have thought some regard should be had as to why the DHP is being requested. If it’s to make up a shortfall because of a rent restriction, or Council Tax Benefit restriction, or the effect of a non-dep. deduction, then I would say that the award of DLA is wholly irrelevant – it should not come into the equation at all. Its purpose is not to help the claimant pay their rent or Council Tax – that is the purpose of HB and a DHP.