Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Accounts allow people with disabilities to save for their future and pay for disability-related expenses without jeopardizing their access to public benefits. Currently, the accounts are only available to people who were diagnosed with a disability before the age of 26, but legislation currently before Congress could change that.
The ABLE Age Adjustment Act (SB 817 / HR 1874) would increase the age limit to age 46, allowing millions more people with disabilities to save for housing, healthcare, transportation, and other expenses. You can read the full text of the bills here. (The bills are identical.)
If this issue is important to you, you may wish to contact your representatives in Congress with your opinion. You can find contact information at http://fifthfreedom.org/l/findreps.
You can learn more about ABLE Accounts at http://indianapop.org/directory/investable. Thanks for your help, advocates!
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The Fifth Freedom Network
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