'The Lords have shown their support for disabled children and sent a strong message to the government not to remove this vital lifeline.
'The Lords have voted to prevent cuts of up to £1,400 for as many as 100,000 disabled children each year. This could have a massive impact on day-to-day living for families with disabled children, including buying essentials like food and clothes.
'Our analysis shows that 40 per cent of disabled children live in poverty, a far higher proportion than other children. Poverty from an early age could have a devastating effect on the lives of so many disabled children. Their well-being is of vital importance and the Lords have shown their commitment to that by defeating the government.'
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