ABLE Nevada

ABLE Accounts (Achieving a Better Life Experience)

January 26 is the start date for consumers to open an ABLE Nevada account.

The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act was recently passed by the U.S. Congress and signed by President Obama. Under the new law, a person with a disability and that person’s family may put money into a special tax-advantaged account. The first $100,000 in an ABLE account will not count against the $2000 Supplemental Security Income (SSI) resource limit, nor will it count against asset limits other programs, such as Medical Assistance, may have.

This new work incentive is a big deal: It means that if you get a job, you can start saving up some money without losing your benefits.

    Information and Restrictions for ABLE Nevada

    As with other types of tax-advantaged accounts, like 529 educational expense accounts and retirement accounts, ABLE accounts have restrictions:

    • They are only for people whose disabilities began before they turned 26.
    • They can only be opened through specific programs or institutions.
    • A person with a disability and that person’s family may not contribute more than a combined total of $14,000.
    • Money in an ABLE account can only be used for specific things such as:
      • Education
      • Housing
      • Transportation
      • Help getting and keeping work
      • Health care
      • Assistive technology
      • Other approved expenses
    • A person can only have one ABLE account

    For more information, or to start an ABLE Account please click on the link below.

    Impact on Nevada State Benefits

    If you are uncertain of how your Account will impact your State benefits, ask your care coordinator at the state agency you are affiliated with for assistance. For general information about ABLE Nevada accounts, dial 2-1-1; text 898-211; or visit or contact Nevada Care Connection – Resource Centers:

      Southern Nevada

      Nevada Senior Services
      Phone: 844-850-5113
      Serving: Clark, Lincoln, Nye, and Esmeralda counties

        Northern Nevada

        Access to Healthcare Network - Reno
        Phone: 877-861-1893
        Serving: Carson, Douglas, Mineral, Storey, and Washoe counties

          Rural Nevada

          Access to Healthcare Network - Elko
          Phone: 877-861-1893
          Serving: Elko, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, and White Pine counties 

          Churchill County Senior Center
          Phone: 775-423-7096
          Serving: Churchill and Pershing counties

          Lyon County Human Services
          Phone: 775-577-5009
          Serving: Lyon county