Texas ABLE Program
Having someone in your life or family who has a disability can often mean disability-related expenses. For some, it can also mean needing additional assistance in order to maintain the individual and family’s personal and collective health, independence, and quality of life. The Texas Achieving a Better Life Experience (Texas ABLE) Program exists in order to encourage and support individuals with disabilities and their families. The program helps individuals with special needs save money that can be used to pay for disability-related expenses. The program is established and maintained by the Texas Prepaid Higher Education Tuition Board with support from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.
To be eligible to receive assistance through the program, an individual must be a Texas resident who developed their qualifying disability before the age of 26. Texas ABLE’s website also includes an Eligibility Wizard, which is an easy online tool that can determine your eligibility to open an account with the program. To open an account, the individual must be 18 years of age and manage their own account. If the eligible individual is under the age of 18 or is unable to exercise signature authority over their account, they will need an Authorized Legal Representative who will help with opening and managing of the account. This individual can be a parent, legal guardian, or a trustee or agent acting under power of attorney.