How do I challenge a Discretionary Housing Payment decision?
You can ask your local authority to review its decision and you should receive the new decision and any reasons in writing.
There is no right of appeal against a Discretionary Housing Payment decision but occasionally you may be able to apply for a Judicial Review in the High Court; you will need to seek legal advice on this.
You could contact the local government ombudsman if you believe there has been maladministration.
Further information on Challenges and complaints.