The extra costs of disability

Disabled people are twice as likely to live below the poverty line as non-disabled people. That's before the extra costs of disability are added. Being disabled or caring for a disabled person may affect your financial situation because:

  • Your income may reduce
  • Your living expenses, such as energy bills, may increase
  • You may need to purchase expensive things
  • Your travel costs may increase

There are some ways to find the extra money you need.


Benefits such as:

Charitable sources

We do not give financial assistance or grants, but you may find it helpful to approach the Family Fund or Turn2Us.

Managing finances on behalf of someone else

Find out about becoming a Power of Attorney or using a will trust to benefit a disabled person.

Check your benefits

Use the Turn2us online benefits checker to help you identify what you may be entitled to.

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