For the past 5 years, ABLE accounts have helped people with disabilities across the country save money without jeopardizing access to Medicaid home and community-based services and other federal supports they need to live in their communities. Unfortunately, millions of people with disabilities aren’t eligible for ABLE accounts because they acquired their disability after age 25.
The Arc and many other disability organizations strongly support a bill to fix the ABLE program, the ABLE Age Adjustment Act (S. 651 /H.R. 1814), and ensure 6 million more people with disabilities will be eligible for ABLE accounts. Click here to learn more about the ABLE Age Adjustment Act.
On Thursday, November 14, there will be a national call-in day to ask Congress to support the ABLE Age Adjustment Act!
Here’s how to join the national call-in day:
- Join the Facebook event here.
- On November 14th, call your elected officials in Congress (or submit a script using our proxy caller system) and let them know you’re asking them to support the ABLE Age Adjustment Act. You can use our script:
Let us know how it went by posting to the hashtag #ABLEAgeNow on Twitter, or by commenting in the Facebook event. Together, we can push to make sure that more people with disabilities have the ability to save our money.
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