The parents of a disabled 18 year old say they're disgusted after being sent a letter by the Job Centre saying their son may have to prove he's unable to work in order to receive benefits.
Despite only being able to communicate through blinking, Liam Barker, from Middlesbrough, was told he may have to attend a work capability assessment.
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