Georgia has recently announced their STABLE account program to residents who have acquired/been diagnosed with their disabilities before the age of 26. The following is brief eligibility information for you to determine whether STABLE can be your income savings option.
Do you identify with, at least, one (1) of these items?
- Entitled to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) because of disability;
- Entitled to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) because of disability;
- Have a condition listed on the Social Security Administration’s List of Compassionate Allowances Conditions; or
- Able to “self-certify” their disability and diagnosis (see details below) when opening a STABLE account.
If you self-certify, during your application process, you must comply with the following:
- Provide a written, signed diagnosis from a licensed physician (note: individuals do not have to provide us with a copy of the diagnosis during enrollment, but a copy of the diagnosis must be available upon request); and
- Identify as either:
- (1) blind, within the meaning of the Social Security Act, or
- (2) has a medically determinable physical or mental impairment that results in “marked and severe functional limitations”
Still not quite sure whether you qualify? Try this quick quiz: Georgiastable.com/eligibility
For complete details or to enroll in this new way to save your hard earned money, please visit GeorgiaSTABLE.com