Extra costs

Life costs more if you're disabled.

Disabled people and their families face many extra costs. 

From expensive equipment to higher energy bills, disabled people and their families pay over the odds for essentials. These costs add up to an average of £550 a month.

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.