The National MS Society strongly believes that MS shouldn’t stand in the way of an education. This is why the scholarship program exists ― to help highly qualified students achieve their academic potential. The Society's scholarship helps people with MS and their children pursue full-time, postsecondary education at college or technical school. Learn more.
Financial Assistance Program
We know that living with MS can cause some people to face financial challenges. In response to these challenges, the chapter provides limited financial assistance for emergency needs such as utilities, rent, mortgage and food. The chapter also may assist with medical equipment and repairs, home and auto modifications, respite, medical transportation and activities for children.
We make every attempt to assist with these needs, however, not all requests are able to be fulfilled due to limited financial resources and expanding needs. The chapter will work with you to connect you to other resources that may be of assistance. The chapter cannot reimburse you for items that have already been purchased.
To qualify for our financial assistance program, we require that you:
- Complete a financial assistance application by calling 1-800-344-4867 to speak with an MS Navigator.
- Provide verification from your doctor that you have been diagnosed with MS.
- Provide documentation from a vendor outlining the cost of the item.
Learn who can be served and what can be covered here.
Tax Filing Assistance
For assistance with your taxes, we recommend the following resources:
- AARP Foundation: AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation's largest free, volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation service.
- IRS Free File: Do your federal taxes for free using brand name software or online tools.