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
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