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Tuesday, 31 January 2012

UK benefit cuts to affect the disabled

The famous boast of Britain's welfare state was that people would be looked after, from the 'cradle to the grave', yet the proposed cuts by the government may have a detrimental effect on those who need them the most.

The Broadhead family, made up of Matthew, Dominic, and their mother Lisa, who is suffering from an aggressive form of multiple sclerosis, are currently living off toast.

Matthew has to prove to the government that he works 35 hours a week caring for his mother in order to receive the grand total of $75 a week to live on.

Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from Leeds, United Kingdom.

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