June 28, 2018
ABLE Programs are not in jeopardy. Thanks to the leadership of Senator Richard Burr, Senator Bob Casey, Senator Chris Van Hollen, Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Representative Pete Sessions, former Representative Ander Crenshaw, and so many others, ABLE accounts across the nation are growing and already providing benefits to many thousands of individuals with disabilities across the country.
NAST believes ABLE accounts will continue to grow providing greater independence for eligible people with disabilities. NAST will continue to work with stakeholders to maximize participation, and looks forward to working with lawmakers to make ABLE accounts accessible to people who acquire disability after age 26, along with other enhancements that will strengthen ABLE. A link to the NAST ABLE Committee’s specific recommendations is available here.