Will you sign the ABLE Act?
by Gina DiPietro from NBC 14:
A local organization is lobbying for rights of those with disabilities, and they're hoping you can help!
Smile on Down Syndrome says the ABLE Act, which stands for Achieving a Better Life Experience, allows those with disabilities to save money in a tax-free savings account.
Executive Director Nikki Davis says those individuals can only save up to $2,000 at this time. If the ABLE Act passes, Davis says they can save up to $100,000 without losing benefits.
Davis says, "it's a savings account that they can use to save for healthcare expenses, educational expenses, things that sometimes we take for granted."
Congressman Larry Buschon and Senator Joe Donnelly have both come on board with the project. You can sign the act online in a matter of minutes by clicking here.
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