ABLE United
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Eligibility Requirements

An individual with a disability may only have one ABLE account. There are three eligibility requirements for opening an ABLE United account.

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1. State Residency

The individual with a disability must be a Florida resident at the time of application.

2. Qualifying Disability

The individual with a disability must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Entitled to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits;
  • Entitled to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits;
  • Have a condition listed in the “List of Compassionate Allowances Conditions” maintained by the Social Security Administration;
  • Certify that the individual is blind within the meaning of Section 1614(a)(2) of the Social Security Act; OR
  • Certify that the individual has a medically determinable physical or mental impairment that results in marked and severe functional limitations and that: (i) can be expected to result in death; or (ii) has lasted, or can be expected to last, for a continuous period of not less than 12 months.

For more information and a list of qualifying disabilities, please see the Social Security Administration Blue Book.

3. Disability Onset

The individual with a disability must be blind or have a disability which occurred before the individual’s 26th birthday.