Federal Guidance

Documents included under this category were not developed by the ABLE National Resource Center, but are a combination of various federal agency publications whose programs may interact with ABLE accounts and/or funds in an ABLE account.

These documents, in many cases, serve as vitally important pieces of information that explain how ABLE accounts and ABLE programs operate and confirm the protection of an individual’s eligibility for different federally-funded, means-tested benefits, despite having significant funds in the ABLE account. This is the only centralized location to access all of these extremely important documents.

The documents included under this section consist of the following:

Social Security Administration (SSA) Guidance on ABLE

This document provides information on how funds in an ABLE account may interact with Social Security benefits, specifically Supplemental Security Income (SSI). This document also confirms that funds in an ABLE account will not be taken into consideration when determining eligibility for SSI.

Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Guidance on ABLE

This document provides information on how funds in an ABLE account may interact with Medicaid eligibility. This document also confirms that funds in an ABLE account will not be taken into consideration when determining eligibility for Medicaid.

Department of Agriculture (USDA) Guidance on ABLE

This document provides information on how funds in an ABLE account may interact with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) eligibility. This document also confirms that funds in an ABLE account will not be taken into consideration when determining eligibility forSNAP.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

This document provides information on how funds in an ABLE account may interact with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) eligibility. This document also confirms that funds in an ABLE account will not be taken into consideration when determining eligibility and continued occupancy for HUD.

Treasury/IRS Guidance on ABLE

This document details how ABLE programs operate.

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