Easy Ways to Make Holiday and Year-End Contributions to a Loved One’s Illinois ABLE Account
It happens every year. As we enter the holiday season, many family and friends of loved ones with disabilities want to give them money to use to enjoy life or help with expenses. However, for years, family and friends have been told not to give their loved ones with disabilities money because it will put the loved one’s benefits at risk.
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An IL ABLE Account Is an Important “Working” Tool.
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and a time to celebrate that many more people with disabilities than ever are working. Did you know that if you are working, your Illinois ABLE account can work even harder for you?
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…Competitive Employment of People with Disabilities Is in the Mission
This month, Illinois ABLE celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month. And there is no better way to celebrate than with Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs’ visit to Planet Access Company (PAC) in Des Plaines, Illinois, where he saw first-hand how competitive employment of people with disabilities can empower employees and benefit the bottom line.
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You opened doors and lifted possibilities.
Marca Bristo was a devoted advocate, feminist, disability rights leader, role model, wife, mother, grandmother and friend who dedicated her life and career to becoming a powerful advocate and ally for people with disabilities.
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True or False? Because of the Medicaid Clawback, you shouldn’t open an ABLE account. False!
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Join Illinois’ First Financial Wellness Training for Disability
The National Disability Institute, with the support of the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities, brings Illinoisans the first in a three-part financial wellness training series for families and self-advocates with disabilities in Illinois.
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They are Making a Difference for Their Kids’ Futures
This month, Chicago Parent Magazine Special Parent issue features the Marchialettes, the Christensens and the Butlers, three families that have different lives and different needs. But they have two things in common: they each have a child with a disability, and they are saving with Illinois ABLE accounts to ensure bright, fulfilling futures for their kids.
Read their Special Parent story here.
New Flexibility Is Here to Open an IL ABLE Account
Are you a Guardian of an adult with a disability? Have you tried to open an Illinois ABLE account as an Authorized Individual for the adult, but didn’t have the right Guardianship documents to complete the enrollment?
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Illinois ABLE Checks in with an Account Owner
Last year, IL ABLE account owner Tim had just finished college when he told his story about having his IL ABLE account. With a year of life and IL ABLE experience under his belt, we check back in with Tim this month to get an update:
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Illinois ABLE account owners turned up the heat when they competed in the Special Olympics Illinois Summer Games in Normal, Illinois in June. A big shout out goes to these special individuals who are building lifelong experiences of independence and belonging through Special Olympics Illinois and IL ABLE account ownership.
Read More “ILLINOIS ABLE ACCOUNT OWNERS WIN BIG IN THE SUMMER GAMES!”