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F16/087

Discretionary Housing Payment data

Request Description

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information from East Hertfordshire:

1.    The number of Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP) applications in 2014/15 made by household type:

­   Household type broken down by: Single, single parent, couple parent, pensioner and other household types; if this isn't possible, then by: Single parent and other household types

2.    The number of DHP awards in 2014/15 by both household type and welfare reforms for which DHPs were awarded (cross-tabulation):

­   Household type broken down as per categories in (1)

­   Welfare reforms broken down as per DHP monitoring returns (Benefit cap, removal of the spare room subsidy, local housing allowance reforms, combination of welfare reforms, award not for welfare reforms)

­   If it is not possible to break down awards by both household type and welfare reform, please provide the number of awards by household type only

3.    The amount spent on DHP awards in 2014/15 by both household type and welfare reforms for which DHPs were awarded (cross-tabulation):

­   Household type and welfare reforms broken down as per categories in (2)

­   If it is not possible to break down awards by both household type and welfare reform, please provide the amount of awards by household type only

4.    The number of DHP awards in 2014/15 by both household type and the purpose of DHPs (cross-tabulation):

­   Household type broken down as per categories in (1)

­   Purpose of DHPs broken down as per DHP monitoring returns:

§  To help secure and move to alternative accommodation

§  To help with short-term rental costs while the claimant secures and moves to alternative accommodation

§  To help with short-term rental costs while the claimant seeks employment

§  To help with ongoing rental costs for disabled person in adapted accommodation

§  To help with ongoing rental costs for a foster carer

§  To help with ongoing rental costs for any other reason

5.    The amount spent on DHP awards in 2014/15 by both household type and the purpose of DHPs (cross-tabulation):

­   Household type and purpose of DHPs broken down as per the categories in (4)

Request Date4 February 2016
Requested byOrganisation
Released Date  

  16 June 2016  

Response

Household Type

DHP Reason 

Sum of Awards

Count of Claims

Single Parent

Not Specified (No Impact)

£86.04

1

Single Parent

Non-Dependent Deduction (No Impact)

£16,802.62

21

Single Parent

Legislation change (No Impact)

£421.09

1

Single Parent

Change of Address (No Impact)

£328.47

2

Single Parent

Income Tapers (No Impact)

£3,413.56

4

Single Parent

Increase in work-related expenditure (No Impact)

£17,994.65

24

Other

Non-Dependent Deduction (No Impact)

£20,602.51

36

Other

Increase in work-related expenditure (No Impact)

£38,406.47

70

Other

Legislation change (No Impact)

£3,668.66

8

Other

Income Tapers (No Impact)

£45,173.05

60

Other

Change of Address (No Impact)

£2,078.67

8

      

Refused

                                   

Refusal