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Benefits and grants

Welfare benefits helpline

Phone the welfare benefits helpline for free, confidential advice on 0333 344 0681 (calls cost no more than national rate calls)

Household Support Fund
Extra help for those most in need.
Discretionary East Sussex Support Scheme (DESSS)
Find out how to apply to DESSS for help with food or utilities.
Welfare benefits helpline
Get free, confidential support and advice if you are facing financial difficulty.
Financial help if you are sick or disabled
Find out which benefits you can apply for if you are sick or disabled.
Universal Credit
Apply for Universal Credit on the government website.
Benefits calculators
Check what benefits you are entitled to using a free calculator.
Benefits for families
A to Z of benefits for families on the government website.
Help with health costs
Find out about when you need to pay for health costs on the NHS.
Help to keep warm and well
Our warm home check service offers advice and support if you struggle to keep warm at home.
Cost of living support
Find out where you can get help with money-related issues and support for your mental health.