Working Across the Aisle for People with Disabilities

“Allows parents and/or adults with a disability to put money aside…”

  • Before the ABLE Act, people with disabilities faced losing access to important benefits if they had more than $2,000 in their name.
  • The ABLE Act enables individuals with disabilities, and their families, to save for their long-term care without losing access to important benefits like Medicaid and SSI.

“Without Richard Burr, our children and other people’s children would not have the benefit of saving for their future.”

  • The law has been heralded as one of the most important pieces of disability legislation since the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
  • Senator Burr is now working to expand ABLE accounts with the ABLE to Work Act, which lifts the annual contribution limit for those individuals who have a job and save their earnings in an ABLE account.
  • Senator Burr has also introduced two other bipartisan bills, ABLE Financial Planning Act¬†and the ABLE Age Adjustment Act, that continue to build on the original ABLE Act.