The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act was just passed in the House by an overwhelming vote of 404-17! It must now pass through the Senate and could be voted on as early as next week.
The ABLE Act would allow for the creation of tax-sheltered savings accounts (similar to a 529 college savings account) for people with physical, intellectual, and developmental disabilities to save money without putting their federally funded public benefits in jeopardy.
Up to $100,000 can be saved for disability-related needs such as education; housing; transportation; employment support; health, prevention, and wellness costs; assistive technology and personal support services; and other expenses.
Many disability advocacy groups have worked very hard to get this bill to the floor, and now they need YOUR help to get it through the Senate!
Please contact your Senators and tell them to support the ABLE Act!
Find your Senator’s contact info here: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
Please call, and share your support by using the following script:
“My name is [your name] from [your organization and/or coalition]. I’m calling to ask you to support the ABLE Act of 2014, H.R. 647 / S. 313m so that individuals with disabilities and their families can better financially prepare for the future and move towards economic self-sufficiency.”
End the call by thanking them for their leadership. Working together, we CAN get the ABLE Act passed!