Webinar – “IL ABLE: A Tool to Help Build Financial Wellness for People with Disabilities”
Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
A free webinar covering Illinois Achieving a Better Life Experience (IL ABLE) accounts and how they can give people with disabilities greater financial independence
Join the University of Illinois Chicago’s Institute on Disability & Human Development Webinar Series for “IL ABLE: A Tool to Help Build Financial Wellness for People with Disabilities” on Sept. 21 from 12 to 1 p.m.
Illinois Achieving a Better Life Experience (IL ABLE) accounts give people with disabilities greater financial independence while preserving federal benefits. IL ABLE is a savings and investment plan that makes it possible for people with disabilities and their families to save and invest their money for expenses related to living with a disability.
IL ABLE accounts can help solve a long-time predicament that many people with disabilities face: how to build financial wellness without risking federal government benefits like Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid.
Stephanie Kanter, who works with the Illinois Treasurer’s Office as the deputy director of IL ABLE, will help participants understand account basics and how an IL ABLE account can increase the financial independence of many individuals.
Topics will include:
- Eligibility and who can open an IL ABLE account
- Contributing to, saving and spending with an IL ABLE account
- Benefits of owning an IL ABLE account
Stephanie’s background in nonprofit program administration and management is rooted in advancing the empowerment and equity of people with disabilities.
Sign up online to attend “IL ABLE: A Tool to Help Build Financial Wellness for People with Disabilities” and the other upcoming webinars in the series.