I believe that all persons with disabilities not only should be employed to serve but to thrive!! To have all the advantages that a good salary and entrepreneurship can provide. Having access to ABLE Accounts is the next step in creating these opportunities. Isn't it about time that we have our Bill Gates of the disability community?
As part of our program this year, we are requesting the VR Benefits Planning group formally inform all VR Clients (Existing and New) of the benefits of the ABLE program, especially... more »
With most benefits programs, an increase in salary reduces the benefits one receives, or makes one ineligible for those financial supports. So, coordination with all benefits programs, and educating consumers and their advocates about the way they all are intertwined is critical to both the use of services and maintaining the benefits.
Although many people with disabilities may have access to multiple supports and services to assist them in pursuing and maintaining employment, sometimes these supports and services don't cover 100% of that person's needs. Funds in an ABLE account can be used to pay for employment related expenses that perhaps are not fully covered by other supports, services, and/or resources.
Not sure where to start? For basic information about ABLE accounts, we encourage you to watch the video and/or read the summary of 10 Things You Should Know about ABLE Accounts: http://www.ablenrc.org/about/what-are-able-accounts
Looking for more detailed information, see the list of recorded ABLE webinars here: http://www.ablenrc.org/webinars