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Income gaps remain wide between Americans with disabilities and those without disabilities.

Approximately one in three individuals with disabilities live in households with total incomes of $15,000 or less compared to one in eight individuals without disabilities. These findings, reported by a 1998 Harris Survey of 1,000 adults with disabilities, suggest income gaps have not changed since a similar survey was done in 1986. In addition, among individuals with disabilities who were working full time, 47 % reported that one of the barriers they faced is that the "jobs they could get, didn't pay enough." One in four adults with disabilities also postponed getting the health care they needed because they couldn't afford it.

Source: 1998 National Organization on Disabilities/Harris Survey of Americans with Disabilities.

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