The Provider Trust and ABLE accounts are similar services that allow a person disabled by SSI criteria to save money while guaranteeing SSI and Medicaid eligibility.
They are both flexible in what they can pay for, however, there are many differences that make The Provide Trust the best choice for providers and their consumers.
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A fully compliant and transparent business-to-business solution
Individual accounts can be established by a parent, grandparent, guardian, court or individual
Managed by the provider, supported by Arlington Heritage Group
Age of disability is irrelevant.
No maximum annual contribution
Withdrawals can be made for any expense that benefits the person and is not taxable
No maximum limits for Medicaid or SSI
Trust distributions do not count as income and are not taxable
Not subject to DHS/Medicaid payback
Individuals go it alone. Providers do not have easy access to this financial tool
Can be established by a parent, power of attorney or individual
Managed by individual, parent or power of attorney, not the provider
Must be blind or disabled prior to age 26
Annual contribution maximum is $18,000
Qualifying expenses are tax free, non-qualifying expenses result in regular income tax plus 10% surcharge
SSI benefits will be suspended for accounts having $100,000 or more
ABLE distributions do not count as income for Medicaid/SSI, but may still be taxable income
Subject to DHS/Medicaid payback