ABLE National Resource Center Announces "ABLE Case Summary Series"

January 31, 2018

The ABLE National Resource Center (ANRC) is pleased to launch our "ABLE Case Summary Series".  These case profiles articulate and illustrate ways to benefit from an ABLE account that complement continued eligibility for selected public benefits and programs and/or use of special needs trusts. These ABLE Case Summaries will be released periodically throughout 2018, one every other month starting in January.The purpose of this series is to help ABLE related stakeholder, including current and future account holders, better understand the possibilities of an ABLE account complementing other strategies to improve health, independence and quality of life.

The author of the series, James R. Sheldon, has been the Supervising Attorney of the Disability Law Unit of Neighborhood Legal Services (NLS) in Buffalo, New York since the mid 1980s.  He has extensive expertise related to Social Security and SSI disability, Medicaid, Medicare, special education, vocational rehabilitation, and a range of other disability-related issues. Over his career, Mr. Sheldon has written extensively on this topics of expertise, with more than 75 newsletters and policy briefs authored or co-authored, including a 2017, 15-page article on ABLE accounts.

The first in this six-part Case Summary Series explores the impact of an ABLE Account on Social Security and SSI Disability Benefits.  Please click HERE to access the first case summary.

If you have questions, comments or suggestions regarding the ABLE Case Summary Series, please contact Chris Rodriguez, Director, ABLE National Resource Center at