Oregon – ABLE Savings Plan
Oregon ABLE Savings Plan (click to open an account) Phone number: 1-844-999-2253
Status: Open for Enrollment
State Program Manager: Vestwell
State Account Limit: $400,000
Accepts Out Of State Residents: No
Annual Contribution Limit: $17,000 (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 ABLE Account. The additional amount that may be contributed is an amount equal to the Account Owner’s employment income or equal to the poverty line for a one-person household for the prior calendar year, whichever amount is the less. This is up to $13,590 for residents of Oregon.
Program Banking Institution: BNY Mellon
Number Investment Options: 4
Program Investment Institution(s): Vanguard, DFA
Debit Card Or Prepaid Card: Yes
Withdrawal Hold Rules: Yes. 5 day hold on account owner or Authorized Legal Representative contributions, 10 day hold on third party contributions
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 account. Medicaid recovery can only take place after funds are transfered to the account owner's estate.
State Income Tax Deduction: Yes. Anyone filing an Oregon income tax return who contributes to an Oregon ABLE Savings Plan can receive up to a $340 tax credit. It is a progressive income tax credit, meaning it has more of an impact for low- to moderate-income savers. For more information, go to https://www.oregonablesavings.com/faqs/2020/1/23/what-is-the-oregon-income-tax-credit
FDIC Insured: Yes. BNY Mellon FDIC Insured account up to $250,000.
Minimum Deposit Amount: Yes, any deposits must be more than $5. There is no minimum number of contributions that someone has to make.
Do you have a policy for opening an account for an account owner who does not have a guardian or conservator for managing spending and investments from the ABLE account? Yes. Where possible, we would like to help the person with the disability open and manage their own ABLE account. If they are not able to or would like someone else to manage the account we allow for people to serve as Authorized Legal Representatives. Please visit this page for more information: https://www.oregonablesavings.com/alr-info
Does your plan allow for proper account titling for a representative payee? Our ABLE plan allows for representative payees to properly manage the account as Authorized Legal Representative.
What is your plan’s policy regarding payment of funeral / burial expenses as a qualified disability expense (QDE) prior to account freeze, if available? Our ABLE plan allows for the payment of funeral and burial expenses as a qualified disability expense (QED) prior to the remaining assets being transferred to the estate of the beneficiary.
Program at a Glance
Is there an initial minimum contribution requirement to open an ABLE account? If so, how much?
Is there a required minimum contribution to your account? If so, what is the amount?
Is there an annual set fee to maintain the account? If so, how much?
Yes. $35 a year.
Are there fees or restrictions to the number of disbursement you are allowed? If so, what are they?
Is there a “debit card/purchasing card” available with the program? If so, what is the added cost?
Yes. $1.25 per month
Can I roll over my ABLE account to another ABLE program? If so, what is the fee to do so?
- Fee Range
Annual Maintenance Fee:
$35 a year.
$2.50 per check
Debit Card Fee:
$1.25 per month
Investment Option Fee Range:
No fee for electronic statements. $10 annually for mailed paper statements.
ABLE Account Transfer Fee:
Withdrawal Transaction Fee:
No fee for withdrawals
- Annual Maintenance Fee:
Are there other characteristics unique to your program?
From the very beginning, Oregon ABLE was designed to be a self-empowerment tool for people with disabilities. We always presume competence while making sure you have access to any supports you need. Our program was created with the support of people with disabilities and the organizations that serve them.
Where can I find the ABLE Plan’s investment performance information? https://www.oregonablesavings.com/historical-performance
Description of plan’s Recertification of ABLE Eligibility Policy: On the opening date anniversary each year, the account administrator is asked by our system to recertify the ABLE account: We do not accept deposits or issue disbursements on the account until the recertification is complete. We also offer a paper form to be completed for those without internet access or the inability to use the system.