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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:36 am on 16th May 2019.

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Photo of Ellie Reeves Ellie Reeves Labour, Lewisham West and Penge 11:36 am, 16th May 2019

A recent DWP assessment found a constituent fit for work. He is terminally ill and relies on regular dialysis, but the assessor stopped his benefits based on his adequate rapport and the fact that he was able to keep eye contact. The DWP’s culture of disbelief is plunging many vulnerable constituents into poverty, so can we please have a debate on the impact that such assessments are having on disabled people and vulnerable constituents?