People First of North Carolina

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Helpful Information



What is the ABLE Act?

The ABLE Act gives people with disabilities and their families a way to save money in an ABLE account, and they don’t have to pay taxes on the money put into the account. People can use the money they save to pay for:

  • Doctor
  • Dentist
  • college
  • job training
  • Assistive technology
  • housing
  • transportation
  • Community based supports

How can someone get an ABLE account?

The person has to be diagnosed with certain types of disabilities before they are 26 years old. Once a person gets an ABLE account, anybody that wants to can put money into the account for the person to use. Please visit the NC ABLE website to learn more.

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