Contact us for benefits advice and information:
Phone: 0333 344 06 81

The 2012 Welfare Reform Act is making the biggest changes to the welfare benefits system since the 1940s. These changes are being rolled out at different times across the country until 2017. Download the East Sussex timetable of changes to benefits.

The welfare benefits helpline

A helpline for residents to use for help and advice around benefits. This service is available to residents who live within areas served by the Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford Clinical Commissioning Group and the Hastings and Rother Clinical Commissioning Group.

Sickness and disability benefits

Available benefits for anyone with a disability or a long-term illness

Benefits administered by the DWP

A rundown of recent changes to benefits administered by the Department of Work and Pensions

Universal Credit

Information about the roll-out of Universal Credit in East Sussex, and where people can go for more advice

Welfare benefits briefings

Page containing the most recent briefings from East Sussex County Council's welfare reform project