Today's Law As Amended

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AB-2253 Public social services programs: qualified ABLE Program accounts.(2017-2018)


 Section 4880 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, as added by Section 2.5 of Chapter 529 of the Statutes of 2017, is amended to read:

 (a) Notwithstanding any other law, moneys in, contributions to, and any distribution for qualified disability expenses from, an ABLE account, not to exceed one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000),  account  shall not count toward determining eligibility for a state or local means-tested program.
(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), Section 103 of Division B of Public Law 113-295 and Sections 17140.4 and 23711.4 of the Revenue and Taxation Code shall apply.
(c) (1) Notwithstanding any other law, moneys in an ABLE account, not to exceed one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000), shall be exempt from enforcement of a money judgment without making a claim.
(2) A money judgment in favor of the State Department of Health Care Services shall not be subject to the exemption provided in paragraph (1) during any period of time in which federal law or guidance issued by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services requires the department to recover funds from ABLE accounts for reimbursement of qualifying Medi-Cal expenditures.
(d) This section shall become operative on September 1, 2018.