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Disability benefit assessments 'need to change'

A test for a disability benefit is "traumatic" for applicants and needs to change, according to former work and pensions secretary Stephen Crabb.

Personal Independence Payments (PIPs) help people cope with extra costs faced due to ill health or disability.

But the Preseli Pembrokeshire MP said applicants for PIPs found the test "very intrusive".

The UK government said assessments were carried out by qualified health professionals.

  • 08 Nov 2016