DHP

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  • #43341
    a_carney
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    Has anyone heard if we will be allowed to carry foward any DHP funds which have not been spent again this year?

    Or shall we just spend it?

    #123009
    simonh
    Participant

    I asked the DWP this very question a couple of weeks ago. The reply I received was

    ‘Thank you for your email regarding the possibility of carry over of unspent Government contribution towards Discretionary Housing Payments form 2012/13 to 2013/14.
    The agreement to carry forward unspent government contribution towards DHPs from 2011/12 to 2012/13 was brought about because of the transitional protection measures mitigating the effects of the Housing Benefit reforms at that time was leading authorities to believe that there was less likely to be the demand for DHPs in 2011/12 than originally envisaged and more demand in 2012/13. Therefore there would be a greater need for the funding in the later year.

    That specific scenario has not come about for 2012/13 to 2013/14 and subsequently we currently have no plans for DHP carry over into 2013/14.’

    #123010
    a_carney
    Participant

    Thanks

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