Higher eligibility age limit takes effect in 2026
Since Congress passed the Stephen Beck Jr. Achieving a Better Life Experience Act in 2014, the ABLE community has worked tirelessly to pass legislation to increase the age of eligibility criteria to own an ABLE account from disability onset before age 26 to before age 46.
Supported by legislative champions in Congress, disability advocates and ABLE programs across the country, the ABLE Age Adjustment Act made it across the finish-line on December 29, 2023, when President Biden signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 [H.R. 2617], which included the ABLE Age Adjustment Act.
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Contribute up to $17,000 to an IL ABLE Account
Starting January 1, 2023, the Annual Contribution Limit for ABLE accounts increased to $17,000 from the previous limit of $16,000. This amount includes contributions for all sources including Account Owners, family members, friends and other third parties. Anyone can contribute to an IL ABLE Account, as long as total contributions do not exceed $17,000 per year.
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What you need to know about acting on behalf of an Account Owner
Authorized Individuals often play a vital role in IL ABLE Accounts. They can open IL ABLE Accounts for eligible children and adults who are not able to open and manage the Account for themselves. Additionally, Account Owners with legal capacity may select an Authorized Individual to manage their Account.
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There is still time to contribute for 2022
It’s hard to believe that 2022 is coming to a close, but there is still time to open or contribute to an IL ABLE Account to take advantage of these benefits before the year is over.
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What you need to know
On November 20, 2022, the IL ABLE Plan will roll out Plan changes to conform to the Internal Revenue Service’s rules for ABLE programs. Here are some important things you need to know:
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Dear Account Owners and their supporters,
Thanksgiving is upon us and we at IL ABLE want to say Thank You to all of the Account Owners (and their Authorized Individuals) who save and invest with IL ABLE Accounts.
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IL ABLE Accounts Have Lower Fees!
Great news! While costs on so many things seem to be going up, fees on your IL ABLE account have gone down!
Annual Account Maintenance fees were recently lowered nearly 25 percent from $45.00 to $34.00 if you receive e-delivery notification that the Account’s quarterly statements are ready for viewing. The Annual Account Maintenance fee for paper statements was reduced from $60.00 to $59.00. The reduced fees, which are assessed quarterly, will be reflected on your October quarterly statement.
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Learn how IL ABLE accounts can help you achieve your long-term financial goals
August is “ABLE to Save Month”, a time for people with disabilities and their families to learn about IL ABLE accounts and how they can be an important resource to help increase financial well-being.
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Your IL ABLE account can help you make the most out of summer
Summer has arrived and with it, endless possibilities for summer fun! While the warm weather can mean free time outside, a lot of activities will cost money. Whether you will be spending time at your local pool, taking a family road trip to see friends, camping at your favorite state park, or going to summer camp your IL ABLE account may be able to be used to cover these expenses and help you make the most of your summer.
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Learn how ABLE to Work can work for you
IL ABLE accounts offer many benefits. ABLE to Work is one of them. Account Owners who work and earn money can contribute more than the annual $16, 000 contribution limit. That means more savings.
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