September 21, 2016

ABLE United Webinar: Enhancing Financial Literacy

ABLE United Webinar:    Enhancing Financial Literacy

More than 125 participants joined us for our first webinar in August!

In an effort to educate advocates and the people they serve about the newest option for individuals with disabilities to save for the future, ABLE United hosted its first webinar to provide more information about the savings and investment program.

Individuals with disabilities have historically had limited options to save money without negatively impacting government benefits – people receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid cannot exceed $2,000 in assets without jeopardizing these benefits. Tasha Carter, Director of the Florida Division of Consumer Services, joined the presentation to discuss several key ways to improve financial literacy, including developing a spending plan and setting goals. Additionally, she shared new resources coming soon from the Division of Consumer Services, including – the My Money Program for individuals with disabilities that will launch in 2016.

More than 125 advocates, providers, family members and self-advocates joined the webinar.

“I am very satisfied with the ABLE United webinar. The information presented and the materials provided were very useful.” Advocate

Stay tuned for our next webinar in November!