Mental illness-related disability means that people with mental illness are at risk of living in poverty. Applying for disability benefits is complicated and stressful, and benefit amounts may not be enough to meet basic needs. Trying to work a bit to make some extra money to live on can mean benefits get clawed back or cut off entirely. Universal basic income could have significant benefits for people living with mental illness, as well as society in general, as it would go a long way towards taking poverty out of the picture.

Find out more in this Mental Health @ Home post on the potential benefits of Universal Basic Income.