This is our ninth vlog about the changes to retirement plans under the SECURE Act 2.0 which became law in December 2022. You can find all of the other vlogs about other changes on our website.
Today, we will talk about the ABLE account and its maximum age for onset of a disability. Before I explain about the change, I would like to elaborate on what ABLE Account is. ABLE account is a tax-advantaged savings program for people with disabilities and is designed to help pay for education, housing, food, transportation, employment training and support, health care expenses, financial management and more. Any withdrawals from an ABLE Account that are used to cover support and maintenance for a person with a disability is tax-free.
Before the SECURE Act 2.0 changed the law, only people who were disabled before age 26 could open an ABLE account. Starting in 2026, anyone who became disabled prior to age 46 can open an ABLE Account.
If you would like to learn more about the ABLE account, please feel free to contact us anytime.