Support the Achieving a Better Life Experience ( ABLE) Act

Action AlertThere’s Still Time to Support the 
ABLE Act of 2011 (H.R. 3423/S. 1872)

 Ring in the new year by telling your elected officials that the ABLE Act matters to you!

Please contact your elected officials, and let them know that you support the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2011, which helps Americans with disabilities save money for the future to achieve more independence and success.

It is easy to contact your elected officials and urge their co-sponsorship of the ABLE Act (H.R. 3423/S. 1872).

The proposed act amends section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the establishment of “ABLE accounts” for the care of family members with disabilities. ABLE accounts encourage and assist individuals and families in saving private funds that can be used to support the health, independence and quality of life of the person with a disability.

Qualified disability expenses include: education, housing, transportation, employment support, health and wellness, assistive technology, personal support, miscellaneous expenses, and other approved expenses.

MDA

The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) provides a template on their website to help you get started. It’s easy, takes less than 5 minutes — just open the tool, click on the name of the bill and enter your ZIP code to take action now!

Also, please share this information with friends, family, neighbors and co-workers, and encourage them to become MDA Advocates. Ask them to Take 5! and reach out to their congressional representatives about supporting the ABLE Act now!

Resources:    http://www.mda.org/advocacy/campaigns.html

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