The Household Support Fund is there to support those in exceptional cases of genuine emergency where existing support from housing benefit, universal credit (housing element) and discretionary housing payments do not meet the exceptional need. The fund can be used to support households with housing cost support through help with rent arrears. 

The Household Support Fund (HSF) runs from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024 or until the budget is spent. 

Unfortunately, I am unable to help you with an award of HSF.

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