Who is eligible?
Eligible individuals can open the account for themselves, or an authorized individual can open an account on their behalf. There are a few requirements that individuals with disabilities must meet to be eligible for an account.
You're eligible if:
You must self-certify that you have one of the following:
Blindness as defined by the Social Security Act (SSA); OR
A medically determinable physical or mental impairment with marked and severed function limitation that has lasted, or is expected to last, at least 12 continuous months or result in death;
You must re-certify annually.
(Proof of eligibility is not required to open an account. However, you should maintain a record of your diagnosis, benefits verification letter or other relevant documents in the event that you are required to prove eligibility at a later time.)