Did you know that you can use your ABLE account to pay for travel- related expenses? Expenses that improve or maintain independence or quality of life are qualified; such as hotel accommodations, food, and transportation are considered a qualifying disability expense.
Whether you are looking to spend some time at a beach, park, or at the top accessible-friendly trails or take a boat ride, below are just some of the exciting things to explore when you use your ABLE account to help pay for your next vacation.
Mobimats are available on the beaches at Amelia Island, Fort Lauderdale, Franklin County, Pensacola, and many others.
Martin County recently replaced its wheelchair rentals with a collection of brand new lightweight all-terrain beach wheelchairs, which are now housed at each of the guarded public beaches. Crabby’s Beach Wheels is the Space Coast’s largest beach wheelchair rental service with six different chairs to rent and free delivery throughout the entire county.
Silver Springs State Park recently added a brand new, accessible boat to their fleet of glass bottom boats. The boat is named Chief Potackee Betty Mae Tiger Jumper, after the only female Seminole Chief. The benches on this new boat lift up and down, making it accessible for wheelchairs.
Meanwhile, Franklin County’s parks, including Lighthouse Park and Carrabelle Riverwalk, Wharf and Beach Park provide accessible beaches, picnic pavilions, and fishing facilities.
As the summer months are approaching, take some time to unwind using your ABLE account. You can even take your ABLE account wherever you go by signing up for an ABLE Visa Prepaid Card and have even more flexibility while on your vacation.