Since becoming law in 2014, the federal ABLE Act has empowered tens of thousands of people with disabilities to save and invest for their futures without jeopardizing their eligibility for government benefits like SSI and Medicaid. But the original law excluded millions by limiting eligibility to people whose disability began before age 26. Congress is now seeking to remedy this by passing a law that would allow those whose disability began before age 46 to open an ABLE account. Join California State Treasurer Fiona Ma, in collaboration with CalABLE, Disability Rights of California, and U.S. Congressman Tony Cardenas for an informative town hall discussion on this important legislation, the ABLE Age Adjustment Act.
•The Age Adjustment Act (S. 331 and H.R. 1219)
•How you can help get this law passed
Also included in the discussion will be answers to the questions we most frequently receive about these programs. As always, the webinar will conclude with a Q&A session to give participants an opportunity to ask additional questions. Though this presentation will provide a brief introduction for newcomers, it will build upon the basic education provided in previous CalABLE webinars. If you are new to CalABLE and would like to explore the basics of the program, please visit our YouTube channel for replays of some of our earlier webinars that discuss the fundamentals of CalABLE.