If you're looking for the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) you have come to the right place. We have some exciting news about our organization. We have a new name! MOFAS has officially been renamed Proof Alliance. Our mission remains the same: to prevent prenatal alcohol exposure and to improve the quality of life for people living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).
We now have the proof that prenatal alcohol exposure is a leading cause of brain injury in children. We have the proof that FASD is 100% preventable and people living with an FASD can reach 100% of their potential.
We seek to build powerful alliances with people with an FASD, their families, legislators, experts in the field, new partners, and community members to bring awareness, research, and services to this field.
Proof Alliance is rebranding, expanding, and we're moving! We have a new logo, website, and prevention campaign to help change the norms around drinking during pregnancy. And in May 2019 we will be moving to a stand-alone building. Proof Alliance commits to the people of Minnesota and we will continue to develop transformative programs to help Minnesotans impacted by FASD.
ABLE accounts are a way to save money without losing disability benefits. You can save up to $100,000 in an ABLE account and continue to receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI), as long as you remain eligible for SSI. If you save more than $100,000, SSI stops, and it restarts if your account goes below $100,000 again. You can continue to access Medical Assistance (MA) and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) no matter how much is in your ABLE account.
It’s also worth noting that your investments in your ABLE account will not be taxed. This allows your wealth to grow faster. In addition, those who work and save into an ABLE account may become eligible for the federal Saver’s Credit.
This type of account is a relatively new option developed in recognition of the fact that people with disabilities, like anyone else, should be allowed to save money to form a safety net, plan for life’s larger expenses, and receive financial gifts from friends and family and still have access to needed disability services.
People with a disability that began before age 26 are eligible to open an ABLE account.