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ABLE Nevada is offered through the National ABLE Alliance. ABLE Nevada is established and administered by the Office of the Nevada State Treasurer in cooperation with the Aging and Disability Services Division of the Department of Health and Human Services. The state's ABLE legislation authorizes the creation of ABLE Nevada within the Aging and Disability Services Division of the Department of Health and Human Services to provide independent living services and assistive technology for persons with disabilities who need independent living services.
- 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.
- State agencyOffice of the Nevada State Treasurer and the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services
- Program ManagerAscensus
- Manager contract termUNLOCK PRO
State residency requirements:No
Who can be a participant/owner in the program?An account owner must be an eligible individual under Section 529A as well as a U.S. Citizen or resident alien with a SSI/TIN number and valid permanent U.S. street address.
Program restrictions:To be eligible for an ABLE savings plan, an individual must have been diagnosed with a disability before age 26, and be eligible to receive benefits under Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and/or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Individuals who are not receiving SSI and/or SSDI may still be eligible if they meet the age requirement and have been diagnosed by a licensed physician and received a letter of certification.
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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.
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Maximum contributions:Annual contribution limit is currently $15,000 from all sources. If the beneficiary works, the beneficiary can also contribute part, or all, of their income to their ABLE account. This additional contribution is limited to the poverty-line amount for a one-person household. For 2018, this amount is $12,140. The designated beneficiary is not, however, eligible to make this additional contribution if their employer contributes to a workplace retirement plan on their behalf.
ABLE account beneficiaries can qualify for the Saver's Credit based on contributions they make to their ABLE accounts. Up to $2,000 of these contributions may qualify for this special credit designed to help low- and moderate-income workers.
No additional contributions may be made for the benefit of an account owner when the fair market value of the account exceeds the account balance limit of $370,000. Accounts that have reached the account balance limit may continue to accrue earnings, although future contributions may not be made to such Accounts. If however, the market value of such account falls below the account balance limit due to market fluctuations and not as a result of withdrawals from such account(s), additional contributions will be accepted.
Minimum contributions:The initial and additional contribution minimum is $25.
Target-Risk Options:Select among 6 portfolio options: Aggressive Option, Moderately Aggressive Option, Growth Option, Moderate Option, Moderately Conservative Option, or Conservative Option.
Bank Money Market Investment / Checking Option:The banking option offers FDIC insurance protection for amounts invested in the option, up to FDIC-permitted limits. The banking option is Fifth Third Bank including a checking account and a debit card.
Fees & Expenses
Enrollment or application fee:None
Account maintenance fee:$60, assessed at $15 per calendar quarter. The quarterly fee is discounted by $3.75 for account owners who elect to receive statements via electronic delivery, and further discounted by $1.25 per quarter if the owner is a Nevada resident.
$2 monthly service charge for investments in the Checking Option, waived for accounts with an average daily balance of more than $250.