Benefits are changing

Central Government is changing the way it pays benefits, and residents across Sunderland will be affected.

The changes are being introduced by Central Government and mean that many people of working age, currently in receipt of benefits, will be financially worse off, however there are a number of changes that affect everyone receiving state benefits (including State Pensions).

Sunderland City Council is working with its partners to help you to stay informed and plan ahead for the forthcoming changes.

Below are links to help you if you are affected by these changes or if you want to find out more about your current benefit entitlement.