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'Benefit cuts will stop me getting to work', says disabled man

Tim Hill needs his specially adapted car to help him get to work. Credit: ITV West Country

A disabled man from Plymouth says changes to his benefits mean he will no longer be able to afford the specially adapted car that helps him to get to work.

Tim Hill cannot walk without assistance, and has been told he'll now have to pay more towards the car he uses - which he says is a lifeline.

Disability campaigners argue his case shows the need for a full review of the disability allowance system.

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Kidney patient told to get work or lose benefits

A former soldier who only has one kidney has been told he's got to go back to work or he'll lose his benefits. He travels from West Somerset to Bristol three times a week for dialysis because of a disease affecting his remaining kidney.

He says no employer would want him, and believes the government's drive to get more people like him off benefits is unfair. The Department for Work and Pensions says it won't comment on individual cases.

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Kidney patient says he is victim of benefits cuts

Lee Dunlop, kidney patient Credit: Itv News West Country

A former soldier who only has one kidney has been told he's got to go back to work or lose his benefits. Lee Dunlop travels from West Somerset to Bristol three times a week for dialysis because of a disease affecting his remaining kidney and says no one would want him.

His family think he is a victim of the government's attempt to get more people off benefits.

Bristol drug users claim disability benefits

More drug users are claiming disability benefits in Bristol than anywhere else in the UK. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Archive/Press Association Images

More drug users are claiming disability benefits in Bristol than anywhere else in the country.

Government figures show more than fourteen hundred people in the city are receiving benefits because of their drug problems - more than any other local authority area.

The government released the data to try to generate support for its controversial shake-up of benefit payments.