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Subsection: Direct payments

How to apply for Direct Payments

Choose and buy the services you need

If you or someone you care for get help from social services, you can apply for direct payments. These let you choose and buy the services you need yourself, instead of getting them from your council.


A link to the government website regarding Direct Payments (already linked to HAMPSHIRE services for ease) can be found at https://www.gov.uk/apply-direct-payments/hampshire. It summarises what you need to know about likely eligibility and then offers you a further link to Hampshire’s website http://www3.hants.gov.uk/direct-payments.htm


This is a booklet produced by Hampshire County Council taking you through the Direct Payments process and the support available- http://www3.hants.gov.uk/dp-what-you-need-to-know.pdf

External Links

https://www.gov.uk/apply-direct-payments/hampshire, http://www3.hants.gov.uk/direct-payments.htm, http://www3.hants.gov.uk/dp-what-you-need-to-know.pdf