- Associated Press - Saturday, November 26, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A new state program will soon allow Oregonians with disabilities save money without fear of losing their state or federal benefits.

KNKX-FM (https://bit.ly/2gtikSD ) reports that Oregon lawmakers created the new saving program following the passage of a 2014 federal law, which paved the way for people with disabilities to open tax-advantage savings accounts without disqualifying them from their benefits.

The program is open to anyone who was diagnosed with a disability before the age of 26. Individuals can contribute up to $14,000 a year. The money in the plans can be used tax-free on qualified disability-related expenses.

The state will begin rolling out the new program, dubbed the “Oregon ABLE Savings Plan,” on Dec. 6.

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