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Will having an account make me ineligible for Medicaid?

No. Having an ABLE account doesn’t count towards your eligibility for Medicaid regardless of the amount in the ABLE account.

Does having an account affect my other benefits?
You can keep your federal and state benefits (SSI, SSDI, Medicaid, SNAP, TANF, HUD Assistance, Section 8, etc.) with an ABLE account. If you receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI), there is a $100,000 limit before Social Security benefits are affected.  As long as the money withdrawn is used... Read more
What happens to my state and federal benefits?

For Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits only, you can have up to $100,000 in the account before the funds start to count against the $2,000 asset limit. 

Other federal and Alabama state means-tested benefits are not affected, regardless of the balance in the account. 

Is money on the prepaid card counted as an asset for benefits?

Just like the funds in your ABLE account, the funds on your ABLE Visa® Prepaid Card do not count as assets for state or federal benefits.