FOI request (FOI209401)
Requested Tue 14 March 2017
Responded Tue 14 March 2017
Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, we request that you provide us with the following information:
Q1 - On how many occasions since 7 November 2016 have you made a prospective discretionary housing payment ('DHP') award to households affected by the benefit cap, that is, agreed to make payment before a tenancy agreement has been entered into? If you do not have figures for the period since 7 November 2016, please provide figures for the 3 month period prior to the date on which figures were last captured.
Q2 - On how many occasions have you made an indefinite award of DHP (subject to continued eligibility) for a benefit capped household?
Q3 - What is the median length of time for a DHP for benefit capped households?
Q4 - What is the maximum period of time between an application for DHP and the decision that payment will be made?
Q5 - What is the maximum period of time between an application for DHP and the payment of DHP?
Q1 - None Q2 - None Q3 - 6 weeks Q4 - 1 week Q5 - 2 weeks
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