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Montana ABLE

The Montana ABLE Program is offered through the National ABLE Alliance. The program is created under the Montana Achieving a Better Life Experience Act to authorize the establishment of savings accounts empowering individuals with a disability and their families to save private funds to support the individual with a disability and to provide guidelines for the maintenance of such accounts.

  • Program type
    ABLE Savings plan
  • Investment Manager
    BlackRock, Fifth Third Bank, National Association, Sallie Mae Bank, Schwab and Vanguard are the managers of their respective Underlying Investments.
  • Inception
    2017
  • State agency
    Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
  • Program Manager
    Ascensus

Eligibility

State residency requirements:

Who can be a participant/owner in the program?

Program restrictions:

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  • The plan can be used to pay for qualified disability expenses.

    This can include education, job training and support, healthcare and financial management.

  • Savings in an ABLE account will not impact eligibility to receive government benefits.

    The first $100,000 is exempt from the Supplemental Security Income limit, and beneficiaries will continue to receive Medicaid regardless of account size.

  • Residents are not limited to investing in their own state’s ABLE plan.

    Another state may offer a plan with better suited investment options, lower fees or preferred features.

  • Visit this plan’s website to learn more

Contributions

Maximum contributions:

Minimum contributions:

Investment Options

Target-Risk Options:

Bank Money Market Investment / Checking Option:

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Fees & Expenses

Enrollment or application fee:

Account maintenance fee:

Program management fees:

Expenses of the underlying investments:

Total asset-based expense ratio:

Fees or restrictions on the number of disbursements

Taxes and other Benefits

Program match on contributions:

State tax deduction or credit for contributions:

Medicaid eligibility

Medicaid recapture provisions

Is there a debit card/ purchasing card available, and if so, at what cost?

Statutory protection of an account from creditors:

Distributions & Terminations

To whom are distributions made payable:

Account Changes

Policy regarding participant/owner changes:

Documents, Access & Reporting

Does participant have online password-protected access to account?

Can the complete enrollment process including funding be done online?

Documents and other services accessible or downloadable on the program's public Web site:

Contact

Website:

Telephone:

Email:

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