By The Numbers

 

2010

 

 

36,354,712 disabled Americans (11.9% of the population)

 

 

33.4% of civilians with disabilities aged 18-64 are employed

72.8% of civilians without disabilities aged 18-64 are employed

27.3% of civilians with disabilities aged 18-64 are living in poverty

12.8% of civilians without disabilities aged 18-64 are living in poverty

$10,497 less dollars were made over 12 months by those with disabilities

 

 

3,400,822 Veterans have a Service-related disability

 

 

15.9% of veterans with disabilities aged 18-64 are living in poverty

6.6% of veterans without disabilities aged 18-64 are living poverty

 

7,675,779 Americans receive Supplemental Security Income

Disabled community receives 43.5% of Medicaid payments

From 1973 to 2009, the disabled community went from receiving only 2.3% of Medicare payments to 18.7%

 

Source: The Disability Compendium

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