ABLE Account Decision Guide Series

Selecting and Opening an ABLE Account

January 2022

To find the right state ABLE plan which meets your needs, follow this guide and use the ABLE National Resource Center comparison tools. These will help you locate the information you may want or need to make your decision. Our tools allow you to review state information and take you to your chosen state to open an ABLE account. The state ABLE site will also include contact information which may include a telephone number for their Call Center.

This decision guide provides details on selecting and opening an ABLE account. The first step is to verify that you are eligible to open an ABLE account. The decision guide, Am I ABLE-eligible and How Do I Open an Account?, will help you to answer this question. While that decision guide contains a shortened version of eligibility and opening the account, this guide provides a detailed version of selecting and opening an account.

Follow the steps below:

  1. Begin The Process Of Choosing An ABLE Account
  2. Learn Who Can Open an ABLE Account
  3. Complete The ABLE Plan Application

Note: Our ABLE Decision Guide Series is designed as an aid to decision making as it relates to establishing and using an ABLE account. This document does not cover every possible issue related to the topic and is not a substitute to more in-depth analysis that may be required in some cases.