Program Investment Institution:
The passage of House Bill 41, signed by Governor Butch Otter on March 20, 2017 provides for disregarding ABLE accounts when determining an Idaho resident's eligibility for a state or local assistance program or need-based state or local grant so long as the ABLE account and the activity related to it would be disregarded in determining the applicant's eligibility for a federal assistance program. This legislation also establishes, subject to appropriation, a function to provide individuals with disabilities, and those assisting them, technical assistance relating to the ABLE Act.
The State Independent Living Council (SILC) (208)-334-3800 provides Technical Assistance, information, and Financial Literacy training. Technical Assistance includes information and assistance relating to the ABLE Act, setting up ABLE accounts in other states and providing information related to financial literacy.