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December 17th, 2021
Indecon’s Cost of Disability research report has been published by the government. Cost of disability is an issue that Disability Federation of Ireland have been advocating on for a couple of decades, so it is welcome to now see publication of this extensive report. The 200-page report examines the extra costs faced by disabled people. It concludes that the typical annual cost amounts to up to €12,300 for people with severe disabilities and up to €10,000 for those with limited disabilities. DFI and five other national disability organisations in the Oireachtas Disability Group recently responded to the publication and highlighted the need to publish the cost of disability research. MDI is a member of DFI. You can read the full report here.