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'Too many wrong decisions' in benefits assessment system

Legal advocates say the assessment system for benefits is getting too many decisions wrong, forcing thousands of claimants to go to court.

Fightback4Justice in Bury helps around 500 claimants a week and say the system is flawed.

55 year old Jim Wright from Bury came to them for help after his benefits were cut. He had serious mental health issues and killed himself waiting for his appeal tribunal.

Debbie Abrahams, the Shadow Work and Pensions Minister says 'it's a punitive system designed to get people off benefits, even if it has the effect of making people feel they have no choice but to take their own life'.

ITV News correspondent Elaine Willcox has been investigating:

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