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INTRODUCTION

This booklet is designed to help you in three ways:

9 To describe different kinds of disability insurance 9 To assist you with applying for disability benefits from your

insurance provider 9 To assist you with appealing a denial of disability benefits

This booklet is one of a series of five that have been developed as part of our Volunteer Legal Advocacy Program (VLAP) to assist people with MS in resolving problems they may face involving income security. The other four booklets are:

¾ Advocacy ¾ MS and Human Rights ¾ CPP Disability Benefits ¾ Community and Legal Resources

All of these booklets are available from the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, British Columbia Division.

The main objective of VLAP is to make legal information and advocacy support available by telephone, email and in person to people living with MS in the Lower Mainland, Victoria, Nanaimo and Kamloops with the goal of expanding into other communities. VLAP offers an organized system to meet the specific advocacy needs of our members and utilizes a resource of volunteers who have legal expertise and/or advocacy experience to deliver the program.

Volunteer Legal Advocacy Program MS Society of Canada, BC Division

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