Incapacity benefit claimants reassessed
Incapacity benefit claimants in north-east Scotland and Burnley in Lancashire are to be the first to be reassessed ahead of UK-wide welfare reform.
Those deemed fit enough to work, using a points-based system, will be moved to the jobseeker's allowance.
More than 2.5m people claim the benefit or its successor, employment support allowance, costing £12.5bn yearly.
Graham Satchell reports.