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Ensure Financial Security for People with Disabilities



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Background
 
Currently, people with disabilities cannot have assets greater than $2000, or they are forced to forfeit needed government benefits. Modeled after tax-free college savings plans and retirement funds, the ABLE Act would allow people with disabilities and their families to save for the future. The ABLE Act encourages and assists individuals and families in saving private funds for the purpose of supporting individuals with disabilities to maintain health, independence, and quality of life.
 
Our Jewish tradition teaches us, “You shall not insult the deaf, or place a stumbling block before the blind” (Leviticus 19:14). We must not place barriers in the path to economic self-sufficiency for people with disabilities. The ABLE Act would provide secure funding for disability-related expenses on behalf of designated beneficiaries with disabilities. 
  
For more information about disability rights, contact Eisendrath Legislative Assistant Jordan Dashow at 202.387.2800. 

 

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