Advocates for people with disabilities promote MiABLE savings campaign

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Great Lakes Bay Region disability advocates recently announced they would join forces in Michigan’s first-ever campaign to raise public awareness of the state’s MiABLE savings program, created to help people with disabilities save for current and future expenses without jeopardizing eligibility for government benefits.

The statewide “I Will Never Lose” campaign encourages children and adults with disabilities, disabled veterans and their families to consider opening a MiABLE account. The state-operated program allows them and their loved ones to save and invest money while retaining government assistance like Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

Approximately 300,000 Michigan residents with disabilities are eligible for MiABLE, including 18,000 in Bay, Saginaw and Midland counties, as well as 10,000 in the Thumb region (Huron, Lapeer, Sanilac, Tuscola counties). Yet largely because of a lack of awareness, only 2,400 disabled Michiganders — less than 1 percent of those who qualify — are currently enrolled, advocated stated.

The goal of the MiABLE “I Will Never Lose” campaign is to reach out to disabled individuals and their families who haven’t yet taken advantage of the program.

For more information or to sign up for a MiABLE account, visit miable.org.

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