This guide provides examples of possible disability related expenses. Remember: ABLE account holders are advised to maintain copies of receipts for all purchases and fees when using money from their ABLE accounts.

Basic Living Expenses

  • Food related to specialized diets
  • Heating fuel
  • Gas
  • Electricity
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • Garbage removal

Health & Wellness

  • Medical bills
  • Medications
  • Exercise services or equipment
  • Wheelchairs, walkers, hospital beds and other durable medical equipment

Housing

  • Mortgage (including property insurance required by the mortgage holder)
  • Real property taxes
  • Rent

Education & Training

  • Text books
  • Tuition
  • Certification
  • Trade school
  • Attendant fees

Employment

  • Tools of the trade
  • Certification & licensing fees
  • Work-related uniforms
  • Job coaching
  • Start-up fees for entrepreneurs

Transportation

  • Car
  • Bus
  • Metro
  • Subway
  • Uber
  • Taxi
  • Train
  • Plane

Financial Management & Legal Fees

  • Tax preparation
  • Financial Advisor services
  • Attorney Fees
  • Court fees

Assistive Technology

  • Computer
  • Hearing aids
  • Screen reader
  • iDevices
  • Apps
  • Communication Devices

Burial Fees & Expenses

  • Pre-planning fees for burial
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Pre-paid cemetery plots

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