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Benefits delay forced disabled people to use food banks

shutterstock_137174660Two disabled people have taken their cases to the High Court following a nine month wait for their personal independent payments from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP).

The claimants have said that they had to use food banks and struggled to pay for fuel and as a result their health declined. Lawyers have argued that they were entitled to these benefits by law and they should have been paid within a reasonable time.

Read more at BBC News