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.