Washington

Program Name: Washington State ABLE (click to open an account)
Status: Open for Enrollment
State Program Manager: Sumday Administration, LLC
State Account Limit: $500,000
Accepts Out Of State Residents: No
Annual Contribution Limit: $15,000 (This limit is a Federal limit that is required of all states and does not include additional ABLE to Work contributions.)
ABLE To Work Act Contribution: An Account Owner who is employed and who is not contributing to a defined contribution plan, an annuity contract or an eligible deferred compensation plan may contribute additional money to his or her Account. The additional amount that may be contributed is an amount equal to the Account Owner’s compensation for the year or equal to the poverty line for a one-person household for the prior calendar year, whichever amount is the less: up to $12,490 for residents of the 48 contiguous states; $15,600 for Alaska; or $14,380 for residents of Hawaii.
Number Investment Options: 3
Program Investment Institution(s): Vanguard & DFA
Debit Card Or Prepaid Card: Yes
Withdrawal Hold Rules: Yes.   Contributions received from a Beneficiary or Authorized Legal Representative will be subject to a ten (10) Business Day holding period before the funds are available for withdrawal. Contributions made as a result of a gift from a third party will be subject to a twenty (20) Business Day holding period before the funds are available for withdrawal.
Medicaid Estate Recovery Status: Upon the death of the account owner, the state Medicaid agency shall be a creditor for the total medical assistance paid under the State’s Medicaid program on behalf of the account owner after the establishment of the ABLE account, upon filing of a claim for payment by such state against the account owner's estate.
State Income Tax Deduction: No. There are no income taxes for residents of Washington.
FDIC Insured: Yes. The Bank of New York Mellon savings account is FDIC Insurance up to $250,000, subject to certain restrictions.
ABLE Legislation:

Washington House Bill 2323 of the 2016 Legislative Session Implements the federal ABLE Act in Washington State.

Account Disclosure Document(s):

Please see Plan Disclosure Document


Additional Information:

There are no state income taxes for residents of Washington.

ABLE to ABLE Rollovers: Free for incoming rollovers; $50 fee for outgoing rollovers.

Program at a Glance

  • Is there an initial minimum contribution requirement to open an ABLE account? If so, how much?
    Yes. $25.
  • Is there a required minimum contribution to your account? If so, what is the amount?
    Yes. $10.
  • Is there an annual set fee to maintain the account? If so, how much?
    Yes. $35
  • Are there fees or restrictions to the number of disbursement you are allowed? If so, what are they?
    No.
  • Is there a “debit card/purchasing card” available with the program? If so, what is the added cost?
    Yes. ACH and prepaid card disbursements are unlimited and free.
  • Can I roll over my ABLE account to another ABLE program? If so, what is the fee to do so?
    Yes. $0.
  • Fee Range
    • Annual Maintenance Fee:
      $35
    • Check Fee:
      $2.50 per paper check disbursement.
    • Debit Card Fee:
      $1.25 per month
    • Investment Option Fee Range:

      Please See Plan Disclosure Documents

    • 529 College Rollover Fee:
      $75
    • Statement Fee:
      Free for E-Delivery. $10 annually for paper statements.
    • ABLE Account Transfer Fee:
      No fee charged for incoming transfers. $50 fee charged for outgoing transfers.
    • Withdrawal Transaction Fee:
      Free unlimited withdrawals.
  • Are there other characteristics unique to your program?

    Washington State is part of the ABLE Collaborative led by Oregon.

Washington State ABLE (click to open an account)
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