Pension savers with disabilities usually have financial savings price solely round a 3rd of the typical pot as they strategy retirement, a examine has discovered.
Individuals aged 60 to 64 with a incapacity have £47,980 saved on common, in response to analysis by the Pensions Coverage Institute.
That is solely round 36% of the typical UK pension pot dimension of £130,928 – a distinction of practically £83,000.
The analysis was commissioned by pension supplier NOW: Pensions, which stated there are simply over 4 million disabled staff within the UK and lots of are in low-paying or part-time jobs.
The excessive prevalence of part-time work amongst disabled staff means many are excluded from office pensions as they don’t earn a minimal of £10,000 in a single job – the earnings “set off” for computerized enrolment.
Joanne Segars, chair of trustees at NOW: Pensions, stated: “We wish to make pension saving fairer for everyone within the UK and our coverage proposal to take away the £10,000 earnings threshold would assist get an additional 500,000 disabled individuals saving for his or her retirement.”
A Authorities spokesperson stated: “The variety of disabled individuals in employment has elevated by 1.3 million since 2017 and over the subsequent three years we are going to make investments £1.3 billion in employment help for disabled individuals and folks with well being situations.
“Alongside this, computerized enrolment has helped thousands and thousands extra individuals save right into a pension, with participation amongst eligible individuals with a incapacity rising from 53% in 2012/13 to 88% in 2019/20.
“Our plans to take away the decrease earnings restrict for contributions and to cut back the eligible age of being mechanically enrolled to 18 within the mid-2020s will allow much more individuals to avoid wasting extra and begin saving earlier.”