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.
You can now email in for benefits advice and information using firstname.lastname@example.org
Help is also available from the helpline – please see box on the right-hand side of this page.
Discretionary East Sussex Support Scheme (DESSS) could help you if you’re in a difficult or emergency situation.
How to check your eligibility, and apply for housing benefit from your District or Borough council.
You’ll get money off your Council Tax bill if you qualify for Council Tax Reduction. Council Tax Benefit no longer exists.
Changes to benefits including a new Personal Independence Payment (PIP) to replace Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
Changes to Crisis Loans and Community Care Grants.
How to check what you're entitled to, online and through your nearest advice centre.
Top tips for keeping warm and well in winter, including how to book a free winter home check.
Make sure you get the money you're entitled to. Find out when you'll reach pension age, and how to plan your retirement income.
Outlines the impact of the benefit changes at local level from 2011 through to 2017.
Many people, in or out of work, with or without children, may receive tax credits.