Both ABLE accounts and Special Needs Trusts (SNTs) are accounts which protect resources. Each allows for the accumulation of resources, for the benefit of an individual with a disability, without jeopardizing key federally funded benefits like Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid.
This webinar will discuss the advantages and the limitations of ABLE accounts and SNTs, whether one might be preferred over the other or why someone might have both.
The purpose of this webinar is to educate individuals with disabilities, their families, providers and advocates on how these accounts can provide options and choices to maintain or improve an individual’s health, independence and quality of life by supplementing services and/or benefits. The webinar will provide case scenarios and address questions such as:
- What are ABLE accounts and what are the various types of SNTS?
- Can I have more than one account, and how can I decide if one or both types of accounts are right to meet my needs?
- What are some strategies or things I should consider?
This webinar will be moderated by Miranda Kennedy, Director, ABLE National Resource Center, and will include a panel of experts and an ABLE/SNT stakeholder. Panelists include:
- Stephen W. Dale, Esquire, LL.M., The Dale Law Firm, PC, Pacheco, CA
- Amy Tessler, Education and Outreach Coordinator, The Dale Law Firm, PC, Pacheco, CA and the parent of a child with a disability
- Marlene Ulisky, Disability Benefits Expert, ABLE National Resource Center, Washington, D.C.
To prepare for the webinar, we encourage you to review:
- The ABLE Materials Toolkit – A centralized location of printable ABLE-related information which will increase your awareness and understanding of ABLE accounts.
- “ABLE Accounts and SNTs” How to Choose?” – Explains the similarities and differences between ABLE accounts and SNTs.