New ABLE Act Helps Disabled Americans, But It's Not Enough

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We need the ABLE Act extended

We need the ABLE Act extended to all who are disabled, not just at the arbitrary age of 26. Great, for those 26 and younger, but the rest of us are still suffering egregiously because we are not being allowed to meet our needs. We need rescue also, and now!

PLEASE CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVES AND ASK THEM TO EXTEND THE ABLE ACT TO ALL AGES OF DISABILITY!

Robin more than 1 year ago

...any money remaining in an

...any money remaining in an ABLE account when the account holder dies must first go to pay Medicaid bills. This unfairly penalizes survivors... YES, THE taxpayers will help you but they won't enrich your heirs. Is that unreasonable?

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Anonymous more than 2 years ago

The biggest expense for those

The biggest expense for those with disabilities is long term care. Medicare along with a medigap insurance covers most of our medical expenses. Until the expense of long term care is addressed, such as personal attendant care, those with significant disabilities will always be impoverished.

John more than 2 years ago

CONGRATULATIONS to all those

CONGRATULATIONS to all those advocates that worked tirelessly to ensure some form of financial relief and personal security is afforded to our Disabled American people.

Yes, although not perfect legislation, the age threshold of 26 is a sticky point in dis-allowing full coverage or opportunity to those – – over that lean age – who also struggle with ‘ disabilities’ to have some form of individual financial relief and a minimum of economic security.

However this is a great accomplishment in itself within the labyrinth world of political bureaucracy on the federal level that offers to those truly disabled people after years of restrictive and unfair rule-making authority, the human and personal sense of a resemblance of economic independence, although within a genuinely structured system.

Although we hope the developing new rule applications - for the A.B.L.E. Act - by the United States Treasury will be promulgated sooner than later, in the interim, we all should join together and look into recent proposals such as the SSI SAVERS ACT and Supplemental Security Income Restoration Act to be re-introduced into Congress with such sound and pronounce momentum for these types of upgrades to existing legislation and rule-making.

With such legislative action as the SSI SVERS ACT or SUPPLEMNTAL SECURITY RESTORATION ACT being re-introduced into Congress on a strong bi-partisan effort, a simple, needed and well overdue allowance to those Disabled individuals over the age of 26, would actually possess some independent (private) savings – with no reflection on ‘tax expenditures’ or losses to the Treasury – and shed the offensive and oppressive burden of long-term penalties and threats of medical expulsion for simple things as accepting a meal or small donation under the ‘In-Kind Support & Maintenance’ Rule, which upon minimum examination, is quite repulsive to even the average American.

Let’s continue the realistic encouragement of the proper modernization of our disability regulatory process and coalesce with such outstanding legislators to bring about a formula that replicates the SSI SAVERS & SSI RESTORATION ACTS in the 114th United States Congress (2015-17).

Jack Lancellotta more than 2 years ago

Being a Progressive means

Being a Progressive means nothing is ever enough.

David Blaska more than 2 years ago

Correct me if I'm wrong, but

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the ABLE act has age restrictions and those who are over 60 can't benefit from this legislation. So, the elderly still will live in poverty.

Harry Olmstead more than 2 years ago

There is no upper end

There is no upper end restriction but anyone who became disabled after age 26 is ineligible.

M. Ervin more than 2 years ago

If I read it correctly, you

If I read it correctly, you have to have been diagnosed with a disability prior to the age of 26.

Jimmy more than 2 years ago

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