This is one document in a group of documents about social protection.

You can use these documents to help you talk to decision-makers about social protection and what your government should be doing to support people with disabilities.

This paper is about a part of social protection which is called cash assistance.

What is cash assistance?

In many countries, people with disabilities receive a type of social protection support called cash assistance.

Cash assistance is money given by governments directly to people. This money is to help people who:

  1. may not be able to work
  2. may be poor or vulnerable
  3. may have disabilities and have extra costs in their lives

Sometimes cash assistance is called:

  1. Benefits
  2. Disability allowances or pensions
  3. Social Insurance payments

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