The Autism Society wants to congratulate the State of Nebraska for launching the ENABLE program. ENABLE is a national program, offering enrollment to qualified individuals with disabilities both in Nebraska and throughout the country. ENABLE allows qualified individuals with disabilities to save up to $14,000 a year in an ABLE account without jeopardizing their eligibility for federally-funded, means-tested benefits, such as Social Security and Medicaid. The funds in the account can be used for disability-related expenses that assist the beneficiary in increasing and/or maintaining his or her health, independence or quality of life.Millions of individuals with disabilities and their families are often relegated to a life of poverty as a result of not being allowed to build even the most modest levels of resources. Individuals receiving supports through Social Security, Medicaid and other publicly-funded programs are often disqualified from those supports if they have more than $2,000 worth of resources or assets. Now, with the launch of nationwide ABLE programs, individuals with disabilities and their families will be able to better secure their financial futures and help offset the often significant financial challenges that can accompany living with a disability.
For more information on ENABLE and how to enroll, please visit http://enablesavings.com.
For more information related to ABLE programs and accounts in general, and for the latest news regarding other state programs, please visit the ABLE National Resource Center at www.ablenrc.org.