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Universal Credit has now been introduced across Brighton & Hove for people of working age. Find out if you can still apply for Housing Benefit
How to claim benefits, who to contact if you need help and where to get further advice.
If you already claim benefits and need extra help to pay your Council Tax, home removal costs or rent in advance, our discretionary payments could help
If you need extra help to get essentials you can't live without, our Local Discretionary Social Fund could help
Find out what causes a benefit overpayment, and what to do if you get one
If you disagree with a decision we've made about your benefit claim, you can challenge it
When providing proof to support your benefit claim, it's best to send them to us by email.