For Immediate Release
Contact: David Card
WASHINGTON, DC – The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) applauds the Senate Finance Committee for including the ABLE Age Adjustment in its retirement bill which will next be considered by the full Senate. The bipartisan ABLE Age Adjustment Act would allow people who develop their disabilities before age 46 to establish ABLE accounts, allowing them to save for future expenses without placing needed disability services, health care, and income support at risk.
“Expanding the age of disability onset from before age 26 to before age 46 is both a matter of equity and a commonsense way to increase the viability of the ABLE program over the long-term,” said NDRN Executive Director Curt Decker. “We thank all Senate Finance Committee members for coming together in a bipartisan manner on this legislation and bringing it closer to becoming law.”
We urge the Senate to take up the full retirement package and pass it so that more people with disabilities can take advantage of ABLE accounts.
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The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) is the nonprofit membership organization for the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Systems and the Client Assistance Programs (CAP) for individuals with disabilities. Collectively, the P&A/CAP Network is the largest provider of legally based advocacy services to people with disabilities in the United States.