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  1. ADA and People with MS (.pdf)

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Protection for people with multiple sclerosis. (last updated in December 2015)

  2. Adapting: Financial Planning for a Life with MS (.pdf)

    Addresses financial organization, planning, insurance options, employment concerns, and benefit issues important to people with MS and their families; provides information for the future and to meet financial challenges that often accompany life with MS. 85-pages. This guide is a collaboration of the National Endowment for Financial Education, the National MS Society, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Financial Education Partners and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

  3. Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits (.pdf)

    If you have MS and are unable to work due to an MS-related disability and/or other conditions, you might be entitled to Social Security Disability Insurance benefits or Supplemental Security Income benefits.

  4. Focus on Employment (.pdf)

    Covers disclosure, Americans with Disabilities Act, fatigue & cognitive issues on the job, and telework options. (last updated August 2007)

  5. Information for Employers (.pdf)

    For people to give to their employers if they decide to disclose their MS. (last updated April 2016)

  6. Know Your Rights: A Legal Guide for People Living with MS (.pdf)

    Easy to read Q & A format containing information on employment, SSDI, family law, insurance, and more. Offers resources in each chapter, form letters and helpful guides for navigating legal difficulties.

  7. Private Disability Insurance Claims - A Guide for People with MS (.pdf)

    Disability insurance replaces some of the income that a sick or injured person is no longer able to earn, and can be an extremely important safeguard. Yet many have found the process of filing a claim and securing disability benefits more challenging than anticipated. This manual has been prepared to help people with MS and their caregivers.

  8. Supporting MS-Related Disability Claims to Private Insurers - The Physician’s Role (.pdf)

    This guide was compiled by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society as an aid to health care professionals who are supporting their MS patients through the process of filing claims for private, long-term disability benefits.

  9. Win-Win Approach to Reasonable Accommodations: Enhancing Productivity on Your Job (.pdf)

    A practical guide to obtaining workplace accommodations. By Richard T. Roessler, PhD, and Phillip Rumrill, PhD. (last updated November 2014)

  10. Working with MS (.pdf)

    General overview of the employment issues that might concern people newly diagnosed. (last updated April 2016)

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