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Contact us for benefits advice and information

The Welfare Reform Act 2012 made some of the biggest changes to the welfare benefits system since the 1940s. Most of the changes have taken place, but some such as the Universal Credit roll-out are still taking place across the county. These web pages provide more information about benefits and where to find help.

Discretionary East Sussex Support Scheme (DESSS)

Providing emergency help in certain situations.

Welfare benefits helplines

Welfare benefit helplines available in East Sussex

Universal Credit

Universal Credit in East Sussex

Benefit cap in East Sussex

Information on the benefit cap

Benefits for families

Information on benefits for families on GOV.UK

Welfare benefits briefings

Briefings from East Sussex County Council's welfare benefits project

Help with health costs

Information on NHS Choices about the help available when paying for healthcare