• Mountain Home Public Library (map)
  • 790 North 10th East Street
  • Mountain Home, ID, 83647
  • United States

ABLE Accounts Workshop

DATE: Monday, May 7th

TIME: 12:00 - 4:00 pm

LOCATION: Mountain Home Public Library - 790 N 10th E

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ABLE Accounts are savings/investment accounts for people with disabilities and their families. Accounts provide the opportunity to save money and keep needed benefits. If you or your child have a significant disability AND a documented disability onset before age 26, you may be qualified to open an ABLE account.

The ABLE workshop is geared toward adults with disabilities and parents/guardians of children with disabilities. We will discuss the who, where, what, why and how of opening and using an ABLE account.

You can open an ABLE account if:
You or your child have a disability with functional limitations, documented by a physician with letter of certification.
You or your child receives Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).
OR:
You or your child is eligible for SSI or SSDI benefits, i.e.: certain disabled children or working adults with disabilities who receive Medicaid benefits.

With an ABLE account, you can save for qualified disability expenses related to living life with a disability and other expenses which help improve health, independence and quality of life.

Qualified Disability Expenses include, but are not limited to the following:
• Education
• Housing
• Transportation
• Employment training and support
• Assistive Technology (ramps, computer software, eye glasses and more)
• Personal Assistant Services
• Health care expenses (not covered by insurance)
• Financial management and administrative services

You cannot go down to any bank and open an ABLE account. Accounts must be opened in an approved state ABLE program.

If you have any questions that you would like to ask directly to our ABLE technical assistance coordinator, come during our one-on-one hours.
Time: Tuesday April 24th 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Location: Madison Memorial Hospital
Diners conference room
450 E. Main Street
Rexburg ID 83440

Training provided by the Idaho State Independent Living Council
Jerry Riener, SILC - ABLE technical assistance and information project coordinator

If you need accommodations, including an alternate format, please contact Jerry 72 hours in advance by
Phone: 208-334-3800 Toll-free:1-800-487-4866,
or email jerry.riener@silc.idaho.gov