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Should disabled people in care homes be given benefits?

CAMPAIGNERS have hailed a Government U-turn over the scrapping of benefit payments for disabled people living in residential care homes.

Ministers will confirm today that the mobility element of disability living allowance (DLA) will be spared the welfare reform axe.

Up to 80,000 people benefit from the £51-a-week allowance but it was targeted as part of efforts to slash billions from the welfare bill.

Today we ask: Should disabled people in care homes be given benefits?