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Adults with disabilities are twice as likely to live in poverty as those without a disability.

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I believe that no American with a disability should live in poverty. Today, I add my name to the national movement of people committed to spreading awareness and taking action about this issue.



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DISABILITY AND POVERTY IN AMERICA...

Disability and poverty create barriers to employment, education and economic stability. Watch the video to learn more about this important issue.

At National Disability Institute (NDI), we believe no one with a disability should live in poverty. That’s why we launched the DISABLE POVERTY campaign. In the next 10 years, we are committed to:

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INCREASE the use of mainstream banking products and services among Americans with disabilities by 50 percent.

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DECREASE the number of working-age adults with disabilities living in poverty by 50 percent

Here are how the numbers on disability and poverty in America break down:

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Poverty

Poverty and disability are intricately related.

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Poverty Rate (ages 18-65)

28%

No Disabilities

With Disabilities

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Gender

Women with disabilities are significantly more likely to live in poverty.

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Poverty Rate by Gender and Disability Status,
Working age (ages 18-65)

26%
15%
31%

Male

Female

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Banking

Being banked is a critical component of financial security and a pathway out of poverty for people with disabilities.

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of households headed by working-age persons with a disability were significantly less likely to have a savings account compared to 73% of households headed by those without a disability.

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