Benefits are changing
Central Government is changing the way it pays benefits, and residents across Sunderland will be affected.
Benefits for families, children and young people
Information about changes to benefits and tax credits for families, children and young people.
Benefits for people of working age, unemployment, sickness and disability benefits
Information about changes to Working Age, unemployment, sickness and disability benefits.
Benefits for older people and the retired
Information about changes to benefits for older people and the retired.
Housing related benefits and other changes
Information about changes to housing related benefits and other changes.
What to do if you are affected by these changes
There are four simple steps that you can take if you are affected by any of the benefit changes.
Are you missing out on any other benefits?
Making sure that you claim for everything that you are entitled to can be difficult. Use these online tools to check that you and your family are receiving your full benefit and tax credit entitlement.