The stated purpose of the Mayor’s Committee for Disabled Persons is “to encourage, assist and enable persons with disabilities to participate in the social and economic life of the City”.
Statistics show that an applicant who is represented by legal counsel is more likely to have their claim approved and that the process takes less time.
Some disability payments are free of income tax and there are special deductions and tax credits available to disabled people and their caregivers.
Anyone can be at risk for suicide but for the disabled life can be particularly challenging. Suicide prevention begins with recognizing the warning signs and taking them seriously.