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What is a successor designated beneficiary?

A successor for an ABLE account must be a sibling, step-sibling, or half-sibling of the Account Owner and must also qualify for an ABLE account. A successor must be added to the account before the death of the beneficiary.

Is the ABLE account considered part of the estate after the death of a beneficiary?
Yes. As part of the estate, funds in the ABLE account are subject to federal estate tax. After the death of the beneficiary, the remaining funds will be taxed and can be used to pay any outstanding qualified disability expenses of the decedent and any State claim under section 529A(f) before they... Read more
Do I have to file separate taxes for each ABLE account?

Each beneficiary account is treated separately. Every account is subject to a separate $18,000 annual contribution limit (or more if the beneficiary has earned wages for the year), and each ABLE account will receive separate tax documents.

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Can I roll over a 529 College Savings Plan into my ABLE account?
Yes, in 2018, Congress passed the ABLE Financial Planning Act, which allows you to roll over money from a 529 College Savings account into a beneficiary's (or family member's*) ABLE account without being penalized. There is an $18,000 rollover limit (less the current tax-year ABLE... Read more
Can I open a new ABLE for ALL Savings Plan account if my previous ABLE for ALL Savings Plan account was closed?

Yes, log into your closed account using your email and password, then find the “Create new account” link to get started.

Can I make direct deposits into an ABLE account?
Users can contribute to their accounts using fast, secure direct deposits from either the Social Security Administration or their paycheck. Complete the setup process in three simple steps: Log in to your ABLE account and click on “Direct Deposit” on the Total Balance tile. Or, once logged in, go... Read more
Can I connect more than one bank account to an ABLE account?
Yes, you can connect more than one bank account as well as multiple types of bank accounts. Each account and type will need to be connected individually, but you can have both savings and checking accounts linked to your account at one time. The Account Owner/Custodian or Beneficiary must own the... Read more
How do I add multiple bank accounts?
Once you're logged into your ABLE account, find your “Accounts” section in Your Profile and click on “Add a new bank account.” Follow the steps to connect a new bank account associated with either the beneficiary of the ABLE account or the Authorized Legal Representative's name. Keep in mind that... Read more
What type of bank accounts can I add?

You can connect a checking or savings account.

How do I manage different bank accounts with multiple beneficiaries?

If you are managing ABLE accounts for more than one beneficiary, you can use the same banking information on multiple accounts. The bank account has to be added to each plan account individually.