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What is the ABLE Act?

On December 19, 2014, President Barack Obama signed into law the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2013.

The ABLE Act amends Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Service Code of 1986 to create tax-advantaged savings accounts for individuals with disabilities. These tax-advantaged savings accounts can be used to cover qualified disability expenses such as, but not limited to, education, housing and transportation.

The bill supplements, but does not replace, benefits provided through private insurances, the Medicaid program, the Supplemental Security Income program, the beneficiary’s employment and other sources.

The ABLE National Resource Center

The ABLE National Resource Center (ANRC) was founded by National Disability Institute (NDI) to provide ABLE stakeholders with consistent, reliable information concerning the benefits of ABLE programs and accounts.

The ANRC is a collaborative that brings together the investment, support and resources of some of the country's most influential disability organizations in an effort to accelerate the design and availability of ABLE accounts nationwide.

The ANRC website offers the latest information on ABLE, such as state-by-state program updates, informational videos, archived webinars, published research, policy summaries and frequently asked questions (FAQs).

Visit the ANRC website to learn more about the ABLE Act and ABLE accounts.

For questions, please contact Chris Rodriguez, NDI Senior Public Policy Advisor, at crodriguez@ndi-inc.org.