Local Support Payments

If you need help because of an emergency or a crisis you may be entitled to a Local Support Payment (LSP). You may also qualify if you need help to remain or settle in the community. There is no automatic entitlement, this is a discretionary scheme and we base our decision on every individual case.   

Normally the payments we award are usually furniture, white goods, or store vouchers.

To be eligible to claim a Local Support Payment you have to:

  • have applied for a qualifying benefit* and are waiting for your claim to be determined
  • live in Hammersmith & Fulham, or have been housed elsewhere by the council
  • not have more than £1,000 savings, and not have had more than two LSPs in the last 12 months

*A qualifying benefit would include, Income Support, Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), Income based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Pension credit, Incapacity Benefit, Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment, Attendance Allowance, maximum Universal Credit (where the latest award has not been reduced by earnings or other income).

If you think that you may be entitled to a payment you can apply online.

Local Support Payments form

If you need further information about LSP, please call us on 020 7745 6464