Extra costs

The financial penalty of disability

Many disabled people face extra costs as a result of their impairment or condition.

From expensive equipment and adaptive clothing, to higher energy bills and costly insurance premiums, disabled people pay over the odds for essentials. On average, disabled people face extra costs of £570 a month related to their impairment or condition.

It is vital that disabled people have adequate support from extra cost payments – Personal Independence Payment and Disability Living Allowance – to help meet some of these additional costs. We also need to see action to drive down these costs.

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