In a series of articles the LRC has asked key campaigning organisations to explain how the cuts will impact upon particular communities, entrenching disadvantage.
* 75% of disabled women and 70% of disabled men are already at the bottom end of Britain’s income distribution scale living in poverty
* A tenth of disabled women have incomes below £31 per week and a tenth of disabled men have incomes below £59 per week including earned income and benefits
* Already 30% of disabled people live below the poverty line and 1 in 4 families with disabled children cannot afford heating
* The median level of total wealth for households headed by an employee is £217,500 compared to only £21,100 for households headed by someone who is sick or disabled
* Under the coalition government’s economy drive disabled people are set to lose at least £140 per month through direct cuts to disability benefits (initially devised to pay the extra costs of being disabled) alone
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