Esther McVey
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Disability benefits: 'Right support for right people'

A new system of disability benefits has begun to take effect across England, Scotland and Wales.

Personal Independence Payments (PIPs) are replacing Disability Living Allowance (DLA) as part of the government's welfare reforms.

Disability charity Scope has warned that almost a fifth of claimants - 600,000 people - could eventually lose their benefits, but the government has defended the new system.

Esther McVey, minister for disabled people, said that PIPs were designed with the aim of "getting the right support to the right people".

  • 10 Jun 2013
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