Breaking Down the “Welfare Wall” For People With Disabilities

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A recent study done for the Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy shows how the “Welfare Wall” isolates individuals with disabilities from society and traps them from accessing necessary resources.

Despite the various Welfare programs Canada offers, they all cover a minimum amount of support, including core living costs (food, shelter, clothing) and further assistance is at a special cost, including dental care, disability equipment, and much more.

This limitation creates a “Welfare Wall” for individuals with disabilities as they face financial and physical barriers.

While this issue remains to be the centre of topic in the Canadian community, more attention must be brought to break down the figurative “Welfare Wall” in order to provide a comfortable and less stressful living experience for persons with disabilities.