President Signs The Able Act into Law


Below is a message about a White House event that took place on February 10th, 2015 to promote awareness of the benefits of the ABLE Act for individuals with disabilities.  The ABLE Act will allow people who are eligible for SSI and for SSDI to save significant amounts of money and not be declared no longer disabled.  Also eligible will be individuals who are not receiving SSI or SSDI benefits, but whose functional limitations meet the medical criteria for SSI and SSDI. 

 

President Obama signed the Act into law.  Now the U.S. Treasury Dept. will write implementing regulations.

 

For a thorough review of the ABLE Act and what it is intended to do, go to: http://www.ndss.org/Advocacy/Legislative-Agenda/Creating-an-Economic-Future-for-Individuals-with-Down-Syndrome/Achieving-a-Better-of-Life-Experience-ABLE-Act/

 

From: White House Disability Group [mailto:disability@messages.whitehouse.gov
Sent: Monday, February 09, 2015 1:18 PM
To: Gorski, Robert
Subject: MEDIA ADVISORY: Vice President Biden to Host ABLE Act Event with Members of Congress

 

 

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Vice President

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 9, 2015

 

MEDIA ADVISORY:

Vice President Biden to Host ABLE Act Event with Members of Congress

 

WASHINGTON, DC – On Tuesday, February 10th, Vice President Biden will host an event at the White House with Members of Congress to highlight the benefits and achievements of the ABLE Act. The Act creates a new savings account for families with people with disabilities. These tax-preferred accounts allow families to save for future disability-related expenses without losing Medicaid and Social Security benefits.

 

This event will be OPEN PRESS. A RSVP is required to participate; media details are below.

 

WHAT:                     Vice President Biden to host ABLE Act event

 

WHO:                        Vice President Joe Biden

                                    Senator Bob Casey

                                    Senator Richard Burr

Congressman Ander Crenshaw

Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Congressman Chris Van Hollen

Congressman Pete Sessions

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

                                   

WHEN:                      Tuesday, February 10th

                                    1:00 PM ET

Gather time: 12:40 PM at the White House stakeout location

 

WHERE:                    Eisenhower Executive Office Building

 

The White House · 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW · Washington DC 20500 · 202-456-1111