Eight hundred thousand Pennsylvanians with disabilities and their families are about to receive some great news.

Pennsylvania officially launches its PA ABLE Savings Program on April 3, 2017 in a HUGE media and legislative event in the Capitol Rotunda at 12:30 p.m. and we need you to be there! On that date, the PA Treasury ABLE program officially begins accepting accounts for enrollment and opens the door on hope for individuals with disabilities and the families who care for those loved ones. Join Treasurer Joe Torsella, U.S. Senator Robert Casey and PA Senator Lisa Baker as ABLE officially opens for business.

As a leader who helped Treasury shape and create ABLE, we couldn’t imagine you not being there with us to celebrate the accomplishment of good work but also to celebrate this important milestone—Pennsylvanians with eligible disabilities are about to receive the tools they need to build a sound fiscal future. ABLE accounts mean a new, fresh perspective on what living as a financially empowered individual can mean, and you helped make this happen.

We welcome your attendance and the attendance of all the people you serve—tell the world to come with you!  We hope we can count on you to bring as many people as possible to this launch. Please let us know if you will be there to help us celebrate and spread the word on this important announcement and how many others you will bring, too. Please RSVP to info@PAABLE.gov with your name and the number you are bringing with you by March 30, 2017. We will provide more details to you once you RSVP your attendance.

Feel free to share this information with anyone who has a stake in the successful launch of this new product. While program material will be available at the launch event, we also ask that you send any requests for bulk material and outreach or speaking opportunities to us by email. The more people who know about this program and what it means to be ABLE to look to living a secured future, the better.

Also, we want to tell the stories of those who are going to benefit from the ABLE account. If you know of a compelling story that we should be sharing, would you send us an email (info@PAABLE.gov) about it by March 24, 2017? You might be surprised to get a phone call asking you to let Treasurer Torsella tell that story in his remarks at the event and in other ways, too! We would love to hear stories of how ABLE would help.

Finally, please follow our Twitter handle @PATreasury for the latest updates, and help us drive the conversation with the hashtag #PAABLE.

Please join us on April 3! It will be a great event and we want Pennsylvania to see that ABLE has arrived and is about to give the power to our families and their loved ones with disabilities to use the tools they need to build a sound fiscal future.

PS: Remember to RSVP your attendance and number by March 30 to info@PAABLE.gov.


Kathleen F. McGrath, Esq.

PA Savings Programs, Director

Pennsylvania Treasury

607 South Dr., Suite 529 | Harrisburg, PA 17120-0600

P: 717-772-5000 | F: 717-772-0536