Who can open an account?  

Whether the account is for you or you’re an Authorized Legal Representative opening an account for someone else, make sure these statements are true.

  • The beneficiary developed a disability or blindness before the age of 26;
  • The disability will last, or has lasted, at least a year;  
  • The beneficiary is a U.S. citizen; and
  • One of the following is true:
    • Is eligible for SSI or SSDI because of a disability;
    • Experiences blindness as determined by the Social Security Act; or
    • Can produce a signed diagnosis form by a licensed physician if requested.

Still wondering about eligibility?