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 (some of which have already happened).

The information has been split into four headings to help you find out how your circumstances will affect your benefits. However, you may need to look in more that one section to get the full picture.

Below the four headings 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.