The LEAD Center, in collaboration with the ABLE National Resource Center, held a webinar focused on how individuals with disabilities, and their families, can use ABLE Accounts to increase their financial stability and produce more positive employment outcomes
The webinar demonstrates how provisions in the ABLE Act can enable people with disabilities to achieve competitive integrated employment, begin to save more than $2,000 without fear of loss of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid eligibility and set longer term goals for financial stability and self-determined and self-directed lives. In addition, the presentation reviewed the basic elements of these new ABLE account programs, now open in 18 states, and included the perspective of a current ABLE account owner.