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Welfare Reform impact figures

This page gives an overview of the Welfare Reform impact figures from April 2019 and will be updated every three months.

Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP) applications

Based on numbers decided each quarter

 Number and outcome of Discretionary Housing Payment applications
 1 April to 30 June 20191 July to 30 September 20191 October to 31 December 20191 January to 31 March 2020
Number of applications awarded 65 36 38 105
Number of applications refused 94 95 111 100
Number of applications decided 159 131 149 205
Total amount of money awarded £42,996.97 £26,268.20 £26,375.95 £101,327.14


The grant allocation from the Department for Work and Pensions for Dover District Council to spend on DHPs for the financial year 2019-20 is £219,378.

Discretionary Housing Payment success rate

Based on numbers decided each quarter 

Discretionary Housing Payment success rate
 1 April to 30 June 20191 July to 30 September 20191 October to 31 December 20191 January to 31 March 2020
Percentage granted 41% 27% 25.5% 51.2%
Percentage refused 59% 73% 74.5% 48.8%

 

Number of households affected by the Benefit Cap

Based on numbers at the end of each quarter

Number of households affected by the Benefit Cap
 1 April to 30 June 20191 July to 30 September 20191 October to 31 December 20191 January to 31 March 2020
Number of households affected 63 46 41  38

Number of households affected by Social Sector Size Criteria

Based on numbers at the end of each quarter

 number of households affected
 1 April to 30 June 20191 July to 30 September 20191 October to 31 December 20191 January to 31 March 2020
Local authority tenants with 14% reduction 185 174 175 174
Local authority tenants with 25% reduction 35 33 33 32
Housing association tenants with 14% reduction 93 91 96 89
Housing association tenants with 25% reduction 5 6 5 7
Total households 318 304 309 302

 

Welfare Reform impact figures for previous years

Contact the Benefits Team

Email: revenues@dover.gov.uk

Phone: 01304 872199

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