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
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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