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Benefits

We work to break the link between disability and poverty. We see our policy work on welfare benefits as crucial to this.

Our welfare system is an important part of giving disabled people financial security to exercise choice and control over our support and our lives, to realise the human right to participate fully in society.

Disabled people are twice as likely to live in poverty as other citizens, with roughly a third of disabled people living in poverty at some point in their lives. This is unacceptable and avoidable. We want a welfare system that reduces red tape but does not limit opportunities or cuts money that disabled people need to get out of poverty.

For more on our benefits policy work see our briefings and submissions and reports and research pages

See also the practical ways we can help you