Employment can be an important part of living well with MS. Your job can provide income, health insurance, disability insurance, and even structure and meaning to your day. But how do you face the challenges of MS in the workplace?
Click through the examples below to find information and resources to meet your needs.
Planning Ahead - My MS symptoms aren’t affecting my work, but I want to plan for the future. How can I feel more prepared for a career with MS?
Accommodating MS - My MS is just starting to affect my work. I can still do most of my job, but I’m worried about falling behind. How can I keep my job but better accommodate my MS?
When to call it quits - I’m worried about whether I can continue working as my MS progresses. I don’t know if it’s time to stop working, but I don’t know what I would do if I couldn’t work anymore. How do I tell? What comes next?
What now? - I know I can’t work anymore because of my MS. What do I do about money and insurance? What do people do with themselves when they don’t have a job to go to anymore?
Work and Social Security - I’m not working because of my MS symptoms. I’m receiving Social Security benefits, but I wonder if I can ever work again? Will I lose my benefits if I try?
For Employers - I’m an employer. I have an employee with MS. I’m not sure what to expect or how to help them do their best work. How can I be helpful without crossing the line?
Not sure where to start? Need more information or help with what’s next?
Call 800-344-4867 (800-FIGHT-MS) and speak to an MS Navigator.
Ask them about employment consultation.
Click here for a complete list of helpful resources, links, and brochures.
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is pleased to assist you in researching information about employment-related issues. Our comments are based on professional advice, published information, and expert opinion, but do not represent legal advice. For legal advice, please consult a qualified attorney.