#DIW Episode 2 – The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act

Day in Washington Episode 2 – The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act. The DIW Disability Policy Video Podcast explores and discusses subjects of interest to the disability community. This episode highlights the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, through its changes to the Internal Revenue Code, its impact on Social Security and Medicaid asset limits and what that means for people with disabilities.

Resources:
H.R.647 (Identical to S. 313) – The ABLE Act of 2013 – https://beta.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-bill/647

U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight Hearing:
Saving for an Uncertain Future: How the ABLE Act can Help People with Disabilities and their Families
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 – http://www.finance.senate.gov/hearings/hearing/?id=838dfbc2-5056-a032-52d6-5cff32022993

Special thanks to the National Down Syndrome Society for some great resources:
http://www.ndss.org/Advocacy/Legislative-Agenda/Creating-an-Economic-Future-for-Individuals-with-Down-Syndrome/Achieving-a-Better-of-Life-Experience-ABLE-Act/

Confluence of Poverty and Disability: http://housingforall.org/rop0304%20poverty%20and%20disability.pdf

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