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The ABLE Act of 2014:

Achieving a Better Life Experience

The ABLE Act, signed by President Obama on December 19, amends Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Service Code of 1986 to create tax-free savings accounts for individuals with disabilities. The bill aims to ease financial strains faced by individuals with disabilities by making tax-free savings accounts available to cover qualified expenses such as education, housing, and transportation. The bill would supplement, but not supplant, benefits provided through private insurances, the Medicaid program, the supplemental security income program, the beneficiary’s employment, and other sources.

This bill will allow individuals with disabilities to create savings accounts to spend on education, housing and transportation. The savings accounts will not affect eligibility for SSI and Medicaid.

Here are some details on these savings accounts:


1. Enable people with disabilities or family members to put up to $14,000 per year in the account, up to $100,000 total amount.

2. ABLE accounts could generally be rolled over only into another ABLE account for the same individual or into an ABLE account for a sibling who is also an eligible individual.

3. The funds must be spent on qualified expenses related to the individual’s disability, such as health, education, housing, transportation, training, assistive technology, personal support, and related services and expenses.

For additional information visit the following websites:

 

http://insider.thearc.org/tag/achieving-a-better-life-experience-able-act

 

http://www.ndss.org/…/Achieving-a-Better-of-Life-Experienc…/

 

http://www.autismspeaks.org/news/news-item/10-things-know-about-able-act

 

    
Exchange Club of Sugar Land Supports The Arc of Fort Bend County

 

Awards

The Arc of Fort Bend County

$2000

to Support

Educational Advocacy

 

Left to Right: John Robson,  President, Exchange Club of Sugar Land; Laura LaVigne, Executive Director, The Arc

 

    
ECOLAB Foundation Supports The Arc

 

ECOLAB Foundation

Awards The Arc

$3000

to Support

Educational Advocacy

    
 

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The Arc of Fort Bend County ensures opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to maximize their quality of life within our community.                     

                                                                                     

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