Maine Developmental Disabilities Council

ABLE Accounts

MDDC has engaged in significant advocacy efforts to bring the ABLE act to the state of Maine, beginning in 2016, advocating for a law that became effective 3/16 (LD 1421), directing the state treasurer to study the most effective options for Maine residents to participate in tax- advantaged savings accounts for persons w/ disabilities, & later participating in a New England meeting with the treasurer & other stakeholders. In Jan 2017 the report was submitted, and the Treasurer began moving forward with a plan to bring ABLE accounts to Maine. In June of 2017 MDDC participated in a workgroup with multiple organizations, educating 5 policymakers and improving the state of Maine’s ABLE Act plan. MDDC’s intent is to utilize this outreach and technical assistance to provide a grant supporting this innovative approach to expanding access to all aspects of community life for individuals with DD & their families.

Read MDDC's testimony on LD 1421

 

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Maine Developmental Disabilities Council
225 Western Avenue, Suite 4
Augusta, ME 04330
Phones: 207-287-42131-800-244-3990