Join in ABLE Act Advocacy!

October 7, 2013

The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act (S 313 / HR 647) would allow qualified individuals with disabilities and their families to use tax-preferred savings accounts to develop assets and gain employment and education while maintaining access to Medicaid and Social Security benefits. These plans are modeled after 529 plans that many families currently use to help save for college. Funds in ABLE accounts could be used for a variety of expenses, including education, housing, transportation, employment support, health, assistive technology, and personal support services. Best, they help individuals with disabilities generate savings without impacting their eligibility for Medicaid or Social Security benefits. 

The bill currently has 268 cosponsors in the House and 46 cosponsors in the Senate. This bipartisan, bicameral legislation is being led by Reps. Van Hollen, Crenshaw, Sessions, and McMorris Rodgers and Sens. Casey and Burr.

Learn more about the ABLE Act from the National Disability Institute

To show your support for the ABLE Act, visit AUCD's Action Center. To find out if your Senators or Representative currently co-sponsor the ABLE Act, click on the links below:

Senate ABLE Act Cosponsors

House ABLE Act Cosponsors