Are you saving for your child’s education? Did you know that saving money in a traditional 529 account can cause ineligibility problems for your child with special needs?
While before it was not advisable to do so, now, parents of children with special needs can save for the educational needs of their child with special needs, without causing the unintended ineligibility problem that 529s present.
In December 2014, the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014 (ABLE Act) won final congressional approval and was signed into law by President Obama. The ABLE Act is built on the foundation of the current 529 education savings plans that help families save for college. In the case of ABLE, families now have a tax-deferred savings vehicle to save for the care of people with disabilities.
The National Disability Institute estimates there are 58 million individuals with disabilities in the United States. Many of these individuals will qualify for ABLE accounts.
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