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Thousands of people with progressive diseases and mental illness have lost their disability benefits in a cruel Tory cut.
Charities sounded the alarm tonight over a "devastating" shake-up which has axed or reduced 230,000 people's Personal Independence Payments (PIP).
The fund is designed to help disabled people live independently and is replacing the old Disability Living Allowance (DLA).
Yet around 110,000 DLA claimants who were reassessed for the new benefit - 21% of the total - have been rejected since PIP launched in 2013.
Another 121,000 - 23% of those reassessed - were given PIP but at a lower rate than their previous benefit.
Overall, 40% saw their payments rise and 12% saw no change.
The figures, covering April 2013 to October 2016 and compiled by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), were slipped out without fanfare on the government's website today.