Sara Wolff fought hard to help others like her, so U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., offered her a special thanks.
He invited Wolff to sit in the U.S. House gallery next Tuesday to watch President Barack Obama deliver the State of the Union speech. Wolff helped Casey get a bill passed that helps those with disabilities.
“I was very surprised and excited at the same time,” Wolff, 31, of Moscow, Pa. said Monday. “This is my first time. I’m very excited. A little bit nervous, but very excited.”
The Achieving a Better Life Experience Act, ABLE Act for short, allows people with disabilities to save money in untaxed accounts similar to tax-advantaged accounts used by families who save for college. The act also allows Americans with disabilities to save money for education, housing, transportation and health care without losing eligibility for government programs.
Obama signed the bill into law Dec. 19