This map tells us if countries provide financial assistance for families with children with disabilities.
- In defining the term “children with disabilities” some countries refer to persons with physical disabilities, some refer to persons with mental health conditions or intellectual disabilities, and some discuss persons with disabilities in general. For the purposes of our map the term “children with disabilities” captures all of these definitions.
- Our data on family benefits include only government-provided cash benefits. We were unable to examine in-kind transfers to families and tax credits as there was no reliable global data source for this information.
- No or limited family benefits includes cases where family benefits are available only in certain circumstances such as only to specific groups (for example single parents or orphans), or as benefits to fund specific aspects of life, such as housing or school allowances.
- Means-tested family benefits are only available to families with incomes below a certain level. There are no family benefits specific to children with disabilities.
- Family benefits that are not means-tested are family benefits available to families without considering their incomes. There are no family benefits specific to children with disabilities.