Who is eligible for CalABLE?

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Feb. 3, 2022Updated Mar. 17, 2022

An individual is automatically eligible for CalABLE if they have a disability that occurred before age 26 and they receive benefits under Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). If someone meets the first requirement but does not receive benefits under SSI or SSDI, they may still be considered eligible if they:

  • meet Social Security’s criteria for significant functional limitations, and
  • receive a letter of certification from a licensed physician.

For more information, see our article How Do We Pay For It All? Undivided’s Guide to Funding Resources.


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