How to Make an Income with a Disability

Curious about how to make an income when you have a disability? It’s important to remember that there are things we can all do. Some adjustments may need to be made, but you can do anything you put your mind to! Check out a few ideas for how to up your income despite a disability!

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Explore unique income streams

We live in a digital age now, and this means that there are more ways to make some extra money than ever before. This includes taking surveys online and trying out products so that companies can get honest feedback. With regards to the latter, you will often get to keep the product rather than receiving a monetary amount. However, this is a good way to save money on the things you need, or you can also sell the product. You should also have a look online to see whether there are any freelance jobs that you would be capable of doing. Do you have a private driveway that is not in use? You should consider renting this out to someone that works in the area. This is especially beneficial if you live in a busy town or city. It is likely that there are tons of people that spend their mornings looking for a free car parking space. They would welcome being able to park in the same position every day, and the added privacy and security that comes with this. This is a good way to make a little bit of extra cash on a consistent monthly basis. However, please note that you can only do this if the car park is part of your property, and not on the main road. You can use this toward anything you may need, like an exoskeleton for disabled people. 

Make sure you are making the most of all of the disability benefits that are available to you

It doesn’t matter where you live, you should be entitled to some form of disability benefit. However, there are so many people that are not receiving the monetary assistance they should be from the government. Now would be the perfect time to make sure you are getting all of the financial help that is available to you. It is a good idea to enlist the assistance of a friend or family member for this, as it can be quite complicated. Nevertheless, there are likely to be numerous benefits you should be making the most of. For example, in the United Kingdom, you will not need to pay any VAT on disability equipment or adaptations, you will receive a council tax reduction, and there is a cap on water bills for those with a disability.

Hopefully, you now feel more prepared when it comes to managing your finances. It is all about having control over what you have got coming in and out while also looking for alternative ways to make some more money to boost your incomings and savings. From making the most of disability benefits to looking for unique streams of money, there are many options to explore. 

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