About 4,600 disabled people wrongly lost access to a benefit payment more than a year ago after missing an assessment, ministers have revealed.

Their money was stopped despite them having “good reason” for not attending consultations for the new Personal Independence Payment.

The Department for Work and Pensions has been assessing the numbers affected since a November 2017 legal ruling.

The claimants will receive the payments again, as well as back pay.

Personal Independence Payment, or PIP, is

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