HARC’s service is available across East Sussex to all residents irrespective of age or financial circumstances.


Our specialist Benefit Advisors can offer the help and support you need to resolve your problems. They will work out what financial help you are entitled to and assist you in claiming any relevant Benefits or Tax Credits. Working out which Benefits or Tax Credits you are entitled to can be complicated, especially with recent changes to the Welfare system.

Almost 14,000 people contact HARC and 86% gain increased income. In 2018. We secured £3,268,223 in previously enhanced or reinstated benefits of which £2,267,966 was obtained for people with disabilities.


How we can Help.

We provide impartial and confidential
advice on Benefits & Tax Credits by:-

  • Appointment
  • Surgery
  • Telephone
  • Email

Represent and advocate
for clients at:-

  • First Tier tribunals
  • Upper Tribunals

Click on a link to view a HARC report:-

Annual Review 2017
Client Survey 2018
Client Statements
HARC Results for 2018

Benefits Advice.

We provide Benefits Advice for:-

· Attendance allowance
· Bereavement Benefits
· Carer’s Allowance
· Child Benefit
· Council Tax Reduction
· Disability Living Allowance
· Employment Support Allowance
· Guardian’s Allowance
· Housing Benefit
· Universal Credit
· Income Support
· Industrial Disablement Benefit
· Jobseeker’s Allowance
· Maternity Allowance
· Pension Credit
· Personal Independence Payment
· Social Fund
· Tax Credits

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We partner with other agencies to provide easier access to services for all our clients.

East Sussex County Council and NHS England WELFARE REFORM Project.
Magdalen and Lasher Charity services to older people.
Fellowship of St Nicholas to deliver the REACH Project across Hastings and St Leonards.
Orbit South Housing Association advice services to tenants.
East Sussex Energy Partnership identifying fuel poverty.

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