Building Your Assets and Wealth

The Basics

Many people with disabilities have low income and limited assets. It can feel hard to change this if you get public benefits, because programs like Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Colorado Works have rules about saving money, and there are common myths that you can't get benefits and save for your future.

However, there are steps you can take to start building your assets:

Try one or more of these steps, so that you can save money and become more self-sufficient over the long-term.

ABLE accounts help you build more assets

ABLE accounts let people who have disabilities that began before they turned 26 keep money in a special tax-advantaged account. They can also allow you to save money without losing your public benefits:

Learn more about ABLE accounts.

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