Destitution and Individuals with Incapacities A Report to the Administrative Commission to End Neediness by 2020.

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Neediness and Individuals with Inabilities A Report to the Administrative Commission to End Destitution by 2020 Joan Willshire Official Executive Minnesota State Chamber on Incapacity in conjunction with the Governors Board on Formative Handicaps Individuals with inabilities in destitution
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Neediness and People with Disabilities A Report to the Legislative Commission to End Poverty by 2020 Joan Willshire Executive Director Minnesota State Council on Disability in conjunction with the Governors Council on Developmental Disabilities

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People with handicaps in destitution Disability insights Characteristics of individuals with incapacities living in neediness People with inabilities telling their story

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Definition of Disability A person with a handicap is a man who: Has a physical or mental hindrance that generously confines one or more real life exercises (strolling, breathing, tending to oneself); Has a record of such a weakness; or Is viewed as having such an impedance . Source: Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

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General Statistics 557,000 Minnesotans (12%) reported having no less than one sort of handicap, 6% of Minnesotans reported two or more sorts of incapacities 17.4% of Minnesotans with an inability live in destitution, while just 7.7% of non-incapacitated Minnesotans live beneath the neediness level Data does exclude individuals living in gathering lodging so individuals with inabilities are underrepresented in these insights Source: U.S. Statistics Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

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Poverty Rate According to Disability Type (MN) Source: Disability Status Report: Employment and Disability Institute, Cornell Univ. 2005

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General Statistics proceeded In Minnesota in 2001, SSI advantages were just 17.6% of the middle one-individual pay. Basically, a man with an incapacity who lives off of ONLY SSI advantages will be winning just 17.6% of what the middle one-wage Minnesotan acquires The normal month to month SSI advantage in MN in 2000 was $593 or $3.42 an hour Source: Priced out in 2000: the Crisis Continues Report

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Transportation in the U.S. Right around 15 million individuals in the U.S. experience issues getting the transportation they require. Of these, almost 6 million (or 40%) are individuals with inabilities More than 3.5 million individuals in the U.S. never leave their homes. Of these, 1.9 million (or 54%) are individuals with handicaps Approximately 560,000 crippled individuals don\'t leave their home particularly on the grounds that they can\'t get to the transportation they require Source: U.S. Agency of Transportation, April 2003

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“Transportation is not an issue unless you need to go somewhere.” The most noticeable trouble in going outside the house is an absence of an individual vehicle. Others included open transportation accessibility or expense, physical issues that make utilizing transportation troublesome, and individual inclinations People with incapacities will most likely be unable to bear the cost of a car or the essential adjustments to make a vehicle useful, however open travel doesn’t give far sufficiently reaching administration

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Public Transportation in MN There are 87 regions in Minnesota, just 66 of them have province wide open transportation administration accessible 7 districts in Minnesota don\'t have open transportation which implies available, non-crisis transportation is not accessible for seniors or individuals with handicaps (Clearwater, Kanabec, Kittson, Pine, Todd, Waseca and Wilkin) Source: Minnesota Department of Transportation, April 2007.

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Housing In 2000, individuals with inabilities were the low-wage bunch with the most elevated amounts of unmet requirement for lodging help with 2000, no lodging business sector in the nation existed where a man with an incapacity getting SSI advantages could bear to lease an unassuming effectiveness or one-room flat

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Housing A Minnesotan with a handicap procuring SSI would need to burn through 74% of their SSI advantage to manage the cost of a proficiency loft and about 82% of their SSI advantage for a 1-room condo. In the Minneapolis/St. Paul range, one would need to burn through 72% of the SSI advantage for a proficiency and just about 93% of the advantage for an one room. “People with inabilities can’t put something aside for greater buys; there are an excess of advantage limits.” Source: Priced Out in 2000: The Crisis Continues

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Health Care Medicare does not cover numerous required administrations for individuals with incapacities, for example, long haul care, dental consideration, amplifiers and foot care 22.4 million (or 40%) of individuals with handicaps involvement with slightest one optional condition for each year 60% of auxiliary conditions could be counteracted if all individuals with inabilities took an interest in wellbeing advancement programs – this would spare $40 billion every year In 2005, Medicare Part D was actualized, driving a few populaces to pay a month to month premium (unless dually qualified), including yet another cost for individuals with handicaps Source: Promoting Better Health for Minnesotans with Disabilities, MDH, 2007

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Cost-Related Barriers to Care for People with Disabilities

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Employment In 2005 the work rate for Minnesotans with inabilities matured 21-64 was 44.9%. Just 26% work full-time. (Contrast this with 83.5% for Minnesotans without incapacities and 59% work full-time. ) In 2005 the rate of Minnesotans with incapacities matured 18-64 that were searching for work was 8.8% (Compare this to 3.9% for Minnesotans without handicaps.) Source: Disability Status Report: Employment and Disability Institute, Cornell Univ. 2005

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Summary In numerous cases, dependence on government advantages sentence individuals with handicaps to a lifetime of destitution Many efficient hindrances remain, particularly in the zones of lodging, transportation, medicinal services and job, which all effect why individuals live in neediness.

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Mn State Council on Disability 121 E. 7 th Place, Suite 107, St Paul MN 55101 Governors Council on Developmental Disabilities 370 Centennial Office Building, 658 Cedar Street, St Paul MN 55155 For more data contact: .:tsli

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