If your income has reduced because of coronavirus and you are struggling to pay your rent you can apply for a DHP if you get either:
If you recently applied for universal credit because of coronavirus, you can apply for a DHP at the end of the first month assessment period.
To apply for a DHP you need to contact your local council. See below for more details on how to apply.
Remember to report any changes to your income to the housing benefit department or DWP (through your universal credit online journal) as soon as you can. Your benefit will usually increase if you report an income drop promptly.