Funding A Future For Loved Ones With Disabilities

This post is sponsored by ABLEnow®. All opinions are my own.

Kinsley's future has always been this looming topic in our house that we hadn't known how to prepare for. Will she be able to live independently? Will she be able to work full time? Will she need more support from Derek and I, or another caretaker? She's been making so much progress and has certainly not reached her ceiling of capabilities yet, and so it makes it really hard to determine the level of support that she will need as an adult.

Several years ago, Derek and I learned about ABLEnow and the amazing savings program they offer to people with disabilities.  For too long, people with disabilities could not save for the future out of fear of losing their public benefits. Advocates fought hard to change this, resulting in the 2014 federal ABLE Act and the national ABLEnow program. With ABLEnow, parents and caretakers can now save for their loved one’s future without living in fear that their Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or medical benefits will be taken away from them. Now that Kinsley is being enrolled into the Utah Medicaid program for medically complex children, this detail of the ABLEnow program means more to us than ever before.

We've been contributing to Kinsley's ABLEnow account since we opened it two years ago, and it's been fun to see family members contribute to it as well. (It makes a great holiday gift!) Kinsley participates in a lot of therapeutic activities like hippotherapy and adaptive swimming. If you have a child who participates in these activities as well, you can ask loved ones to contribute to your ABLEnow account to help fund these activities for your child, and they can feel good knowing that they're helping to provide an activity that your child loves, and that has a positive impact on their health as well.

ABLEnow accounts are also a great alternative to crowd funding. Often these donation websites can negatively affect one’s eligibility for public benefits, which makes donations directly to an ABLEnow account a much smarter alternative. Anyone can contribute online, and these gifted funds can be used for medical procedures and therapies, adaptive equipment, and many other items and services that cause people to turn to crowd funding websites.

ABLEnow accounts are available to eligible individuals in all 50 states. Visit before Dec, 15, 2019, for a chance to win a $1,000 contribution to an ABLEnow account!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of ABLEnow.

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