Delaware's DEPENDABLE ABLE Plan is offered through the National ABLE Alliance. DEPENDABLE is established under the Enabling Legislation and Section 529A of the federal tax code to encourage and assist individuals and families in saving personal funds for the purpose of supporting individuals with disabilities to maintain health, independence, and quality of life. DEPENDABLE is administered by the Delaware Plans Management Board pursuant to state legislation. The Board receives administrative support from the Delaware Office of State Treasurer.
- Program typeABLE savings plan
- Investment ManagerUnderlying mutual funds and ETFs managed by BlackRock, Schwab, and Vanguard. Sallie Mae Bank provides the high yield savings account and Fifth Third Bank, National Association provides a checking account product.
- State agencyDelaware Plans Management Board
- Program ManagerAscensus
State residency requirements:
Who can be a participant/owner in the program?
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The plan can be used to pay for qualified disability expenses.
This can include education, job training and support, healthcare and financial management.
Savings in an ABLE account will not impact eligibility to receive government benefits.
The first $100,000 is exempt from the Supplemental Security Income limit, and beneficiaries will continue to receive Medicaid regardless of account size.
Residents are not limited to investing in their own state’s ABLE plan.
Another state may offer a plan with better suited investment options, lower fees or preferred features.
Visit this plan’s website to learn more