How to send us proof to support your benefit claim

When providing proof to support your benefit claim, it's best to send them to us by email.

Appeal against a benefit decision

If you disagree with a decision we've made about your benefit claim, you can challenge it

What happens when we pay you too much benefit

Find out what causes a benefit overpayment, and what to do if you get one

Get emergency help with food, energy bills and other essentials

If you need extra help to get essentials you can't live without, our Local Discretionary Social Fund could help

Apply for a discretionary payment

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

Changes to Housing Benefit

Universal Credit has now been introduced across Brighton & Hove for people of working age. Find out if you can still apply for Housing Benefit