In Vermont, the percentage of people with disabilities living below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) has declined slightly since 2009, from 48.51% to 45.24%.
People with disabilities are significantly more likely to live in poverty than people without disabilities. People living in poverty are more likely to find it difficult to access necessities like nutritional food, stable and accessible housing, transportation, health care, medications, and dental care. They are more likely to be at nutritional risk and to face food insecurity. They are more likely to be unemployed and more likely to earn low wages when they are employed.
One Agency cannot turn the curve alone; many partners have a role to play in making a difference.