Four in 10 disabled children in the UK live "​in poverty"​, according to the Children'​s Society.- BBC News

In the population as a whole, about one-in-three children lives in poverty.
The charity is calling on the government to rethink planned changes to welfare benefits in the UK, saying more than 100,000 disabled children could lose up to £​27 a week.

The government says the most severely disabled children will receive more money under the changes.

Its Welfare Reform Bill is nearing its final stage in parliament before it becomes law.

From 2013, it will bring in a single monthly payment - known as a Universal Credit - which will replace a range of benefits.
The Children'​s Society says a new study it has carried out shows 320,000 disabled children in the UK live in poverty.

That is defined as being in a family where the income is less than 60% of the national average.

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