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This is a service which we are currently only able to offer face-to-face in Hastings, Bexhill and Sidley, in East Sussex.
Due to this, we have developed c-App, a digital version of the service which is available for anyone in England or Scotland to use for free. To access this, please visit www.c-app.org.uk
About Disability Benefits Support Advocacy
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seAp Advocacy provides advocacy support to residents of Hastings, Bexhill or Sidley who are expecting an upcoming medical assessment as part of the application and review process for PIP (Personal Independence Payment) or ESA (Employment & Support Allowance) benefits.
If seAp Advocacy supports you, you can expect:
- A face-to-face meeting with a trained advocate or volunteer, to go over your medical and social needs with you and to prepare a report for your assessor.
- Someone to attend your assessment with you, to provide practical and sensitive support.
Specialist Benefits Advice and help with filling in your forms is available from our local referral partner Hastings Advice & Representation Centre (HARC).
ESCC Benefits Helpline
The East Sussex County Council Benefits Helpline is available to support you with any information you may need about applying for ESA or PIP. Call 03333 440 681 or go to their website: www.eastsussex.gov.uk/benefits
The seAp Benefits Support Advocacy Service is funded by Hastings and Rother CCG in partnership with Sussex Community Foundation.
This service is provided by seAp in the following local authority areas: