The North East is part of a pilot for a change to the disability benefit. New claimants will receive Personal Independence Payment instead of the current Disability Living Allowance.
The government says the old system is "outdated", but some say the change will cause unnecessary worrying for those who rely on the benefit.
Join Helen Ford and guests for our political show Around The House.
A panel including North Yorkshire's Anne McIntosh and Bishop Auckland MP Helen Goodman will analyse this week's Budget. They'll be joined by the Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron.
We'll also ask how the Government's welfare reforms could affect voters in the North East and North Yorkshire.
Starting next month, the Disability Living Allowance will be phased out, to be replaced by Personal Independence Payments.
People with disabilities living in parts of the North East will be among the first to be switched to the new benefit.
The Government says it will target people who are most in need; opponents say it will penalise the vulnerable.
On tonight's Around The House, Helen Ford is joined by Newcastle MP Catherine McKinnell and Skipton & Ripon MP Julian Smith to discuss welfare reform.
Derek Proud reports on the changes to disability payments:
You can see the full debate - and reaction to the Budget - on Around The House with Helen Ford tonight at 11.50pm on ITV
So, was this week's Budget downbeat or aspirational? Helen Ford is joined by MPs Helen Goodman, Anne McIntosh and Tim Farron to examine the state of the nation's finances, and the likely effect of the Chancellor's measures on us all.
You can see the full debate on the Budget - as well as analysis of welfare reforms that are about to be piloted in the North East - on Around The House with Helen Ford, tonight at 11.50pm on ITV.
Helen Ford presents our political programme from Westminster.
Tonight's discussions include the winners and losers from the Chancellor's Budget.
Also in the programme; welfare reform, including changes to disability payments that are about to be piloted in the North East.
From April, 50,000 council and housing association tenants will lose a percentage of their housing benefit, if they have a spare room in their house. It is designed to free up bigger houses for the families who need them - but in many areas, a shortage of smaller homes means moving is not an option.
Benefits for those out of work or in low-paid jobs will only rise by 1% this year - which is less than the rise in food prices and energy bills, and means that the money will not go as far.
Tonight, MPs are voting on whether to extend the squeeze for the next two years.
This measure would save the country three billion pounds, but it would mean millions of families would be worse off.
You can see the full report from Lucy Taylor below.
The parents of a disabled 18 year old say they're disgusted to find their son may need to prove he's unable to work to receive benefits. Liam Barker was born paralysed and needs a ventilator to breathe. He's been told he may need to attend a work capability assessment.
The Department of Work and Pensions says candidates found to be incapable of work, receive long term support.