Disability benefit changes

Major changes to disability benefits begin to come into force in the North West today. Ministers say the Disability Living Allowance is outdated but campaigners say 600,000 people will lose out financially.

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Benefit changes aimed at 'understanding disability'

The minister for disabled people and Tory MP for Wirral West, Esther McVey, said changes to the benefit system are about "understanding disability in the 21st century" and adapting a system which will work better in the future.

The MP said the new scheme is not aimed at saving money.

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