The disabled tax affects all disabled people differently

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Geoff Cook
Geoff Cook Member (Full) Posts: 49
edited December 2023 in Banking and Finance

The disabled tax affects all disabled people differently


I often use the phrase “disability tax” to describe the hidden cost, both literally and figuratively, of living with a disability.

This article from Business Insider does an excellent job illustrating this tax's tangible effects.

Products and services disabled people need for our health and well-being are often inherently more expensive, and research has found that American households with a disabled adult need an average 28% more income "to achieve the same standard of living as a comparable household without a disabled member."

But disabled Americans are more than twice as likely to live in poverty as non-disabled Americans. That's partly because simply staying alive is so very expensive for us.

How have you felt the tangible effects? What have you done to mitigate them?