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Budget Summary FY2017

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ABLE Account I

SECTION 13.   Subsection (a) of section 29 of chapter 15C of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the definition of "Disability verification" and inserting in place thereof the following definition: -

"Disability verification", (i) a "disability certification" as defined under 26 U.S.C 529A and applicable federal regulations and federal regulatory guidance; or (ii) a verification, to the authority or its designated administrator, by the designated beneficiary or the parent or guardian of the designated beneficiary that: (A) shall include a copy of the designated beneficiary's diagnosis, signed by a physician or a licensed clinical psychologist, that shall specify that the person is an individual with a disability; and (ii) the designated beneficiary is either: (1) receiving benefits under the supplemental security income program under Title XVI of the Social Security Act or whose benefits under that program are suspended for a reason other than misconduct; (2) for purposes of Title XIX of the Social Security Act, deemed to be or treated as receiving benefits from the office of Medicaid under the supplemental security income program under Title XVI of the Social Security Act or whose benefits under such program have been suspended for a reason other than misconduct; or (3) receiving disability benefits under Title II of the Social Security Act.