We’re calling all members of our MDA community to support the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2011, which helps Americans with disabilities save money for the future.
On November 15, Representatives Ander Crenshaw, R-Fla., Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., and Senator Robert Casey, D-Pa., introduced the ABLE Act (H.R. 3423/S. 1872) in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. The proposed act amends section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the establishment of “ABLE accounts” for the care of family members with disabilities. ABLE accounts encourage and assist individuals and families in saving private funds that can be used to support the health, independence and quality of life of the person with a disability.
Qualified disability expenses include:
- education, housing, transportation, employment support, health and wellness, assistive technology, personal care attendant support, miscellaneous expenses, and other approved expenses.
Please contact your members of Congress, and let him/her know that you support H.R. 3423/S. 1872 because it assists individuals with disabilities in achieving desired levels of independence and success.
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