The disability price tag

Life costs more if you're disabled

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The disability price tag

Extra costs

On average, disabled people face extra costs of £570 a month related to their impairment or condition.
The disability price tag looks at the extra costs faced by disabled people. From the high cost of a powered wheelchair and adaptive clothing; to greater consumption of energy and more costly insurance premiums, disabled people face additional costs across many areas of their lives.

Key findings from our report:
  • On average, disabled people face extra costs of £570 a month related to their impairment or condition. This is on top of welfare payments designed to help meet these costs.
  • One in five disabled people face extra costs of more than £1,000 a month.
  • After housing costs, disabled people spend 49 per cent of their income on disability-related costs.

Tackling the financial penalty of disability

We’re calling on Government, businesses and regulators to tackle the extra costs faced by disabled people.

We need action to:
  • Ensure disabled people have the right support to help meet extra costs.
  • Drive down the extra costs faced by disabled people.
Read the full report for more information about our research.
Read stories about extra costs - links to extra costs stories page
Disabled people share their stories of extra costs.
 
Read our extra costs blog - links to Scope
More about the findings of our research into extra costs
 
Extra costs for energy - links to Scope
Energy can cost more if you are disabled.
 

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