ABLE Account Decision Guide Series

Determining Whether Something is a Qualified Disability Expense (QDE)

Look to ABLE account to cover all or a major portion of cost.

Based on federal criteria, special education program may claim the student is already achieving an “educational benefit” without the special device, software or application sought by the student. Rather than face the uncertainty of an appeal, the designated beneficiary may choose to get the item or service right away through the ABLE account.

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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.