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PM: New benefits measures 'road to a secure future'

Measures aimed at getting the long-term unemployed into work come into force, with claimants facing sanctions if they refuse to take part. Long-term unemployed can take part in "intensive" coaching, daily meetings with advisors or community work.

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'I am living out of the pocket of my widowed mother'

Two people living off unemployment benefits have spoken to Good Morning Britain about the challenges they face living on benefits.

Casper Gorniok has been unemployed for four years and is forced to rely on his elderly mother for financial support.

He said the tougher measures for the long-term unemployed which start today will give him "less time" to look for a job.

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