Major changes to disability benefits for new claimants are being introduced in some parts of the UK ahead of a national roll-out of the new measures.
It is the start of the replacement of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) by Personal Independence Payments (PIP).
Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith said the current “ridiculous” system where people were given benefit with no further checks must end.
But charity Scope says the changes have been designed just to save money.
That charge has been denied by the government, which says spending will not be reduced, but more help will be given to those who need it most.
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