It can be daunting for a disabled person trying to find online resources to help with their disability – I know, since I’ve been there before. Whether you’re trying to find out how to claim benefits, or just looking for organizations that can provide assistance, it can be difficult to sift through everything out there.
That’s why I started this resource page. It’s a work in progress right now, and I’m constantly adding to it, but I’m hoping to eventually have all of the major disability websites – both government and privately run – on this page.
Benefits for People With Disabilities (Social Security) – This US government site helps you get started with claiming disability benefits. It explains the two programs available, and takes you through the definition of disability, eligibility requirements, and the appeal process if you’ve been denied.
Disability.gov – This is a huge website, that covers just about every topic you can think about relating to disability. It’s the U.S federal goverment site for information on disability programs and services nationwide, and covers everything from disaster preparedness to civil rights.
Disability Benefits (Government of Canada)– Whether you’re living with a disability, or caring for a family member with one, all of the important information about benefits can be found here. It also deals with veteran cash awards, and education for disabled persons.
Employment for People With Disabilities (Govermnent of Canada) – This website covers opportunity funds for persons with disabilities, Canadian Pension Plan Disability Vocational Rehabilitation Program, and also includes training initiatives, as well as a job bank. It’s a great site for getting started if you’re looking for a job or training to get back into the job marketplace.