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Two people discussing their financial situation and planning for their financial future.Part of navigating MS is managing your money and planning wisely for the future.

Just as your MS symptoms are not exactly like someone else’s symptoms, your financial situation also is unique. Now more than ever, you will need to take a clear look at your income, assets, debts, benefits, and other resources.

Cover of the publication Adapting: Financial Planning for Life with Multiple SclerosisAdapting: Financial Planning for Life with Multiple Sclerosis
This publication will help you meet the financial challenges that can accompany MS, so you can focus on living your life to its fullest.


Investor Education Fund logo. GetSmarterAboutMoney.caThe MS Society of Canada is also pleased to bring new financial management information and resources to Canadians living with multiple sclerosis which was made possible through a partnership with the Investor Education Fund.

 

» Recommended financial management resources

www.getsmarteraboutmoney.ca 
Unbiased money and investing information with timely, credible tips, tools and resources from the Investor Education Fund.

www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/subjects/benefits/ 
The Government of Canada's website with information on income assistance for Canadians, including People with Disabilities.

www.pwd-online.ca/pwdc.4nt.2nt@.jsp?cid=14 
Guide to Government of Canada Services for People with Disabilities and their Families.

www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/vlntr/clncs/menu-eng.html
Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) sponsors the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program, which provides free help to complete income tax returns. This free service is available to people with low income and a simple tax situation, who are not able to prepare their own tax returns.

www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/sgmnts/dsblts/ddctns/menu-eng.html 
Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) website that details what Persons with Disabilities can claim as a deduction or credit.

www.rdsp.com
Information about The Registered Disability Savings Plan which is a savings plan designed specifically for people with disabilities in Canada.

» Videos that discuss financial planning

IEF has partnered with Globe Investor to develop the following videos that discuss financial planning for individuals with a disease such as multiple sclerosis.

videoThe cost of falling ill
How to cover unexpected expenses — and why coverage doesn't always work

videoNeed critical illness insurance?
Is it worth it? How about disability insurance?

videoHow do registered disability plans work?
And are they right for you?

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