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.
Contact us for benefits advice and information:
Phone: 0333 344 06 81
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.
Video about the changes to benefits in East Sussex
Available benefits for anyone with a disability or a long-term illness
A rundown of recent changes to benefits administered by the Department of Work and Pensions
Information about the roll-out of Universal Credit in East Sussex, and where people can go for more advice
Page containing the most recent briefings from East Sussex County Council's welfare reform project