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Palmetto ABLE Savings Program

The State of South Carolina has partnered with the State of Ohio to bring the Palmetto ABLE Savings Program, a program that offers the STABLE Account Plan to eligible South Carolina residentS. The STABLE Account Plan is established pursuant to Ohio law (Ohio Revised Code §113.50-§113.56) in accordance with Section 529A, and is structured and operated by the Ohio Treasurer's Office and its Service Providers.

  • Program type
    ABLE Savings Plan
  • Investment Manager
    Marquette Associates is the Investment Advisor, and The Vanguard Group and Fifth Third Bank are the providers of the investment options.
  • Inception
    2017
  • State agency
    Office of the South Carolina Treasurer
  • Program Manager
    Sumday Administration, LLC

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:

State tax recapture provisions:

State tax treatment of qualified distributions:

State tax treatment of rollovers:

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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