Module #7

Supporting Asset Development and Accumulation

This toolkit will help you understand and explain two key Supplemental Security Income (SSI) policies that allow youth to save money to support a range of goals related to future employment and independence.  Our focus will be on two saving and asset accumulation options: SSI’s Plan to Achieve Self Support (PASS); and the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Account. 

Resources

Social Security’s Red Book – A Guide to Work Incentives

Social Security Program Operations Manual System (POMS) Policies

Social Security’s Spotlight Series

Social Security’s Disability Research Resources

Additional ABLE Account Resources

  • ABLE National Resource Center, http://www.ablenrc.org/ (regularly updated with new resources)
    • On home page, US map shows states in blue that have active ABLE programs.  Click on state for information on program.
    • Wide range of resources with updates on federal policy, what state ABLE programs are doing, and range of aids to help those considering enrollment in an ABLE program.
  • Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Accounts: ABLE Accounts can be Used by Individuals with Disabilities to Save Money to Support Independence, Employment, and Pay for or Leverage Funding for Assistive Technology (Sept. 2017) (15 pages), http://www.nls.org/files/Disability%20Law%20Hotlines/National%20AT%20Advocacy/ABLE%20ACCOUNTS%20September%202017.pdf.