DHP advice needed please
Dispite my benefits knowledge i have very little knowledge about a DHP and i'm hoping some of you lovely members could advise me please.
I'm currently living in a privately rented house. My health conditions have got worse in the past year or so and after an OT assessment back in June/July, it was determined that my home is no longer suitable and my LL refused any adaptions.
I put my name on the social housing list in April of this year and in August i was upgraded to urgent medical need to be rehoused in an adapted property. I placed 5 bids on houses since end of September and to my complete surprise i've been offered a house, with my daughter. We viewed the house today and accepted it.
Now comes the frustrating part. A family member had told me that they could get a van free and all i would need to pay for is fuel. I thought, that's perfect but now i've been told that it's not possible. It's a long story so i won't go into details with that.
As i'm moving house because of health conditions, is it possible to apply for a DHP to help with cost of hiring a van? It's part of moving costs but i can only see rent in advance on the website. The house has no carpets or cooker either so quite worrying as the costs are already mounting up.
Please don't get me wrong, i'm very very exicted to finally be moving somewhere suitable for my health needs but some help would go a long way.
Thanks in advance for any advice.
Oh, just to add, it's the same LA so i can continue with my existing legacy benefits, which include HB.
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