Benefits are essential to the welfare of many people. Most benefits are available from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP – previously known as the Benefits Agency or Social Security).


Attendance Allowance Helpline

Phone: 0845 7123456

Benefits Enquiry Line

Phone: 0800 882200

Disability Living Allowance

Phone: 0845 7123456

Benefit Office - Eastbourne

Phone: 01323 413000

Benefit Office - Hastings & Rother

Phone: 01424 452000

Benefit Office - Lewes

Phone: 01273 368000

Benefit Office - Brighton & Hove

Phone: 01273 647400

East Sussex Benefit Helpline
If the changes to benefits for working-age people affect you, call us to get advice.

Phone: 0333 344 0681

Discretionary East Sussex Support Scheme
A scheme that can help you to live independently or help when you don’t have enough money for what you need.

Phone: 0300 330 94 94

Further information

Benefits - social care
Department for Work and Pensions