The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) defines a disabled person as someone who has a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. The DDA sets out the circumstances under which a person is 'disabled'.
The Government funds services (including direct financial assistance) to support disabled people. By providing these services, the Government helps to give disabled people the opportunity to live an ordinary life. Disabled people receive extra support from a range of government agencies.
Federal benefits include a monthly cash payment and medical care. If you are disabled due to an accident or injury and are under age 65, you may already know that Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits are available to help you financially until you can return to work, or in the event that you may never return.
These camps make sure people are getting the healthcare at the right time, and seeing the doctor early enough before a small health problem turns serious.