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Employment, Legal and Financial Planning


  1. Working with MS (.pdf)

    General overview of the employment issues that might concern people newly diagnosed. (last updated May 2020)

  2. Information for Employers (.pdf)

    For people to give to their employers if they decide to disclose their MS. (last updated May 2020)

  3. ADA and People with MS (.pdf)

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Protection for people with multiple sclerosis. (last updated in August 2019)

  4. 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 August 2018)

  5. Private Disability Insurance Claims - A Guide for People with MS and Their Healthcare Providers (.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 healthcare providers.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.


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