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Want to learn more about the ABLE saving program? Need help with enrollment?
The State Treasurer’s Office is visiting all 105 Kansas counties this year and will have an ABLE specialist at every stop to answer any questions you might have.

  • Riley County: Date – Monday October 23rd Time – 9:15 to 10:45 Location - Manhattan Public Library (629 Poyntz Ave, Manhattan, KS)
  • Russell County: Date – Monday October 23rd Time – 1:30 to 2:30 Location - Russell Public Library (126 E Wisconsin St, Russell, KS)
  • Ellis County: Date – Monday October 23rd Time – 3:30 to 5:00 Location - Hays Public Library (1205 Main St, Hays, KS)
  • Barton County: Date – Tuesday October 24th Time – 9:00 to 10:00 Location - Great Bend Public Library (1409 Williams, Great Bend, KS)
  • Pawnee County: Date – Tuesday October 24th Time – 11:00 to Noon Location - Jordaan Memorial Library (724 Broadway St, Larned, KS)
  • Edwards County: Date – Tuesday October 24th Time – 1:30 to 2:30 Location - Kinsley City Hall (721 Marsh Ave, Kinsley, KS)
  • Stafford County: Date – Tuesday October 24th Time – 4:00 to 5:00 Location - Ida Long Goodman Memorial Library (406 N Monroe St, St John, KS)
  • Pratt County: Date – Wednesday October 25th Time – 9:00 to 10:00 Location - Pratt County Courthouse (300 S Ninnescah St, Pratt, KS)
  • Kiowa County: Date – Wednesday October 25th Time – 11:00 to Noon Location - Kiowa County Courthouse (211 E Florida Ave, Greensburg, KS)
  • Ford County: Date – Wednesday October 25th Time – 2:30 to 4:00 Location - Dodge City Public Library (1001 N 2nd Ave, Dodge City, KS)
  • Haskell County: Date – Thursday October 26th Time – 10:00 to 11:00 Location - Haskell Township Library (700 W Chouteau Ave, Sublette, KS)
  • Gray County: Date – Thursday October 26th Time – 1:00 to 2:00 Location - Cimarron City Library (120 N Main, Cimarron, KS)
  • Hodgeman County: Date – Thursday October 26th Time – 3:30 to 4:30 Location - Hodgeman County Courthouse (500 Main Street, Jetmore, KS)
  • Kingman County: Date – Friday October 27th Time – 10:00 to 11:00 Location - Kingman County Courthouse (130 N Spruce St, Kingman, KS)
  • Harvey County: Date – Friday October 27th Time – 1:00 to 2:30 Location - Newton Public Library (720 Oak St, Newton, KS)
  • Marion County: Date – Friday October 27th Time – 3:30 to 4:30 Location - Marion County Courthouse (200 S 3rd St, Marion, KS)

ABLE Update: March 30, 2017

Kansans with disabilities now have the option to open a checking account with a debit card to use for living expenses such as education, medical, and housing without affecting their government benefits.

Under the ABLE Savings Program, Kansans with disabilities have been able to choose between six different tax-advantaged investment options since January. Beginning today, the program also offers a new banking product similar in the form of a checking account.

Kansas ABLE Savings Program will now offer a new FDIC-Insured checking option in addition to the six previously available investment options.

The accounts are offered through the ABLE banking partner, Fifth Third Bank. Key benefits of these accounts include:

  • Unlimited check writing and debit card usage
  • Zero overdraft or non-sufficient funds fees
  • FDIC insurance up to the maximum amount permitted by law
  • Interest on balances
  • No taxes on interest earned or on withdrawals used for qualified expenses such as health care, housing, transportation or education
  • Fifth Third Instant Alerts, which allows for immediate information on account and online security and instant notices for card and spending activity
  • Paper or online statement options
  • Nationwide access to over 45,000 fee-free ATMs.

Congress passed ABLE into law in 2014, and the Kansas legislature approved passage in 2015. Under the law, people with disabilities and their families can set aside up to $14,000 a year in special accounts without affecting their eligibility for Supplemental Security Income, Medicaid or other government programs.

“The Kansas ABLE Savings program has hit another major benchmark,” Tom Treacy, Director of the Kansas ABLE Savings Program said. “The new Kansas ABLE checking accounts will make paying for qualified everyday expenses safe and easy, and continue to empower individuals with disabilities to gain financial independence and save the money they earn.”

Signing up for ABLE is quick and easy at ks.savewithable.com.