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When the government scrapped the Independent Living Fund for disabled people, ministers had not reckoned on the determination of a group of people who said they could not live without it. Today they won the legal right to challenge the decision.
But it is not the first setback to the government's benefit reforms.
ITV News Political Correspondent Romilly Weeks reports:
Employment minister Esther McVey said benefit suspensions for jobseekers, were a "deterrent, at the end of a process" and not a measure taken lightly.
Tougher new rules mean that the number of benefit payments suspended has risen by 11%, the Department for Work and Pensions said.
She said the government did not want to be giving out "sanctions" in the form of minimum four-week benefits freeze, but that those receiving the jobseekers allowance are obliged to look for work.
The number of benefit payments suspended since a tougher regime was introduced last year has risen by 11%, the Department for Work and Pensions said.
Jobseeker's allowance claimants who failed to do enough to find work, turned down jobs or have not turned up to appointments had their payments suspended 580,000 times between October 2012 and June, new figures showed.
Around 400,000 people were involved - with some having their benefits suspended more than once.
The most common reason for a sanction was a failure to actively look for work.
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