S. 493 (111th): ABLE Act of 2009

Feb 26, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Robert “Bob” Casey Jr.
Senator from Pennsylvania
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Feb 26, 2009
27 pages
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This bill was introduced on February 26, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Feb 26, 2009
Referred to Committee Feb 26, 2009
Full Title

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the establishment of ABLE accounts for the care of family members with disabilities, and for other purposes.


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24 cosponsors (15D, 9R) (show)

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Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2009 or the ABLE Act of 2009 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to establish tax-exempt ABLE accounts for individuals with a disability to pay certain expenses of such individuals, including expenses for education, housing, transportation, employment support, medical care, and certain life necessities.
Defines "individual with a disability" as an individual who is eligible to receive certain supplemental security income benefits under the Social Security Act.
Allows individual taxpayers a tax deduction, up to $2,000 per year, for contributions to an ABLE account. Requires the Secretary of the Treasury to study and report to Congress on the use of ABLE accounts and the effect of the tax deduction for contributions to such accounts.
Requires ABLE accounts to be disregarded in determining eligibility for Medicaid benefits and for purposes of determining eligibility for other means-tested federal programs.

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