IL ABLE was proud to be a sponsor of the Arc of Illinois’ 73rd Annual Convention, Reimagining Expectations, held April 19-20. The hybrid event welcomed nearly 350 in-person attendees and more than 100 people participating virtually. Illinois Treasurer’s Office staff had a wonderful time meeting people and sharing information about IL ABLE Accounts.
Treasurer Michael Frerichs Visits the Ray Graham Association
In March, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs stopped by the Ray Graham Association to meet with some of the disability services organization’s staff, leadership, and clients who are also IL ABLE Account owners. It was a wonderful visit that provided an opportunity to talk about programs like IL ABLE and the importance of financial literacy.
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Watch the Recorded Webinar: Social Security Benefits and ABLE Accounts
More than 2,000 people watched live. If you missed it, now is your chance.
The National Association of State Treasurer’s ABLE Savings Plan Network and ABLE today hosted the Social Security Benefits and ABLE Accounts webinar in February, which featured the Social Security Administration (SSA) and ABLE experts addressing many frequently asked questions about:
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Illinois Treasurer on the Road and on the Airwaves
Spotlight on how IL ABLE empowers people with disabilities
In October, which was National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs took to the road and across the airwaves to meet with people and share information about IL ABLE, a program that empowers persons with disabilities who are working to save more and maintain their public benefits.
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Celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month!
Disability is part of the inclusion equation.
Each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is celebrated across the country to recognize the positive contributions people with disabilities make in America’s workplaces and our economy.
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Illinois State Treasurer Honors National Disability Employment Awareness Month
Vocational training is what it’s all about.
To celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs visited several disability service organizations in October, including Hope Vocational Academy and Sparc, both in the Springfield, IL area. While there learned about their respective vocational training programs and the organizations’ support services for people with disabilities. The Treasurer spoke about the value of working and the advantages of being able to save money and protect federal benefits with an IL ABLE Account.
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Treasurer Frerichs Visits Open Door Rehabilitation Center at the Sandwich Fair
September 8 was a picture-perfect day when Treasurer Frerichs paid a visit to the Open Door Rehabilitation Center’s (ODRC) Lemon Shakeup stand at the Sandwich Fair. The Treasurer met with staff, volunteers, and clients of the disability services organization, some of whom own IL ABLE accounts. A favorite among clients, ODRC serves up delicious lemonade and pizza at the Sandwich Fair every year.
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August is ABLE to Save Month
Learn how IL ABLE accounts can help you achieve your long-term financial goals
August is “ABLE to Save Month”, a time for people with disabilities and their families to learn about IL ABLE accounts and how they can be an important resource to help increase financial well-being.
Celebrate the Achievements of People with Disabilities
July is Disability Pride Month and the Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
July 26 marks the 32nd anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This landmark civil rights law prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life. Since its passage in 1990, people with and without disabilities have turned the month of July into Disability Pride Month. Events, parades and celebrations take place across the country to honor the diversity and achievements of people with disabilities.
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Illinois State Treasurer Declares the Special Olympics Illinois Winter Games Open!
Treasurer Frerichs paraded with athletes and spoke at the Opening Ceremonies.
The Treasurer was on-hand to kick-off the Special Olympics Illinois Winter Games 2022! The games, which featured skiing and snowshoeing competitions, were held in beautiful and wintery Galena.
After a parade down historic Main Street, the Treasurer declared the games open and shared the many benefits of IL ABLE savings and investment accounts for SOILL athletes and all ABLE-eligible individuals. Some of those benefits are:
- You can contribute up to $16,000 per year to this tax-free savings account – more if you work.
- Contributions may be tax deductible.
- You can save for everyday and/or long-term expenses.
“I wish all the Special Olympics athletes the best of the luck in the Winter Games and encourage families to find out more about how to save for your child’s future at illinoisABLE.com,” said Treasurer Frerichs.
Learn more about the IL ABLE Special Olympics Illinois partnership and IL ABLE.
Find quick answers to your IL ABLE questions with IL ABLE FAQs.