FutureLife OptionsTM (formerly the Lifetime Assistance Program)
Families of people with disabilities often ask themselves, “What will happen to my loved one when I’m no longer here?” They want the future to be secure and happy, but they may not know exactly what that future looks like or how to reach it. FutureLife OptionsTM starts by asking what a good life would be for the person with a disability, then focuses on how to make it happen.
We create a comprehensive plan, uniquely designed for the person and their personal network. This plan can serve as a guide for anyone who will support the person in the future and is based on the goals and dreams the network identifies, as well as assuring that the network has addressed any legal or financial planning that needs to be done. It helps define quality of life for the future. Call for a consultation.
ABLE Accounts Now Available to Minnesotans with Disabilities
The federal Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act was signed it into law by President Obama on December 19, 2014. The ABLE Act changes the tax code to allow for tax-advantaged savings accounts for qualified individuals with disabilities to save for certain expenses, such as education and transportation. If properly managed, funds in an ABLE account will not jeopardize eligibility for critical federal benefits like Social Security and Medicaid.
Minnesota joined a consortium with eight other states to create and operate an ABLE Act program on January 31, 2017. With ABLE plans now available across the nation, Minnesotans with disabilities and their families will soon have another excellent way to save funds to enhance the individual’s future.
Find more information and open an ABLE account here.
HOW DO I GET MORE INFORMATION?
For more information, please submit your question to Ask an Advocate or call The Arc Greater Twin Cities at 952-920-0855.