ARCH Disability Law Centre is inviting people with disabilities to share their experience in accessing legal help and services in Ontario. The information obtained from your participation will be used to improve the services and programs at ARCH and help other people with disabilities access the legal system. To participate or for more information contact ARCH before July 15, 2009.
Most existing disability income support policies are designed for continuous inability to be employed. The unintended consequence is that many people with episodic disabilities disengage from the workforce completely to access the benefits that they desperately need. Policy is changing through awareness.
Policy changes and a coordinated approach that includes people with disabilities, governments, public and private insurers, and disability-related specialists are essential to generate a vision of labour force participation when people with disabilities are able to work.
Arthritis, in any sense more serious than granny's knobby fingers, was for many years virtually unrecognized in South Africa. The Arthritis Foundation in South Africa has been working to change that perception and at last we are beginning to see a far greater understanding of arthritis in the public consciousness.
Being stuck on a low rise toilet in a public washroom is seen by many as hysterically funny. But when it happens at the new international airport terminal in Ottawa, it's no laughing matter.
The Disability Tax Credit survey results are in. The average satisfaction rate with the revised form, T2201, is in the 70th percentile, however 36% of respondents are not receiving the federal income-tax credit.
Are you one of the 130,000 people targeted to recertify to receive the federal disability tax credit? Then were you told you didn't qualify? After two years the government is finally listening.