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The council's Welfare RightsTeam is a small team who primarily train other advisers on welfare benefits. They also offer advice to people who have been turned down for benefits and run a public advice line every Wednesday morning on (01273) 291116 from 10am until 1pm.
We also produces a range of benefit factsheets that deal with different welfare benefits such as Disability Living Allowance and Attendance Allowance, Employment Support Allowance, Benefits for Carers and a general benefit rates factsheet. We have recently added new ones about Universal Credit and future changes to Benefits and Personal Independence Payment.
You can also visit our benefit changes section.
If you need basic information about benefits go to one or the local Jobcentre plus offices which for Brighton is in Edward Street, or for people in Hove it is in Boundary Road, or by visiting the Directgov website.
If you require more indepth advice contact the Welfare Rights Team or one of the many advice agencies in the city. It is important to get information early on so that you do not miss out on money that you are owed as benefits are difficult to get backdated.