Tennessee Individualized Education Accounts (IEA)

Tennesseans who receive funds from the Individualized Education Account (IEA) program through the Tennessee Department of Education may now contribute those IEA funds to an ABLE TN account. IEA funds contributed to ABLE TN accounts can only be used for education expenses relating to the designated beneficiary’s disability.  If you are not sure if you receive IEA funds from the Tennessee Department of Education or qualify for the IEA Program, please visit their website.

If you qualify for the IEA program and would like those funds added to an ABLE TN account, there are a few simple steps to get started. You can click on each one to learn how to complete the step.

In order to use IEA funds for ABLE TN, you first need to establish an ABLE TN account. You can do that through our website here. You will be given an Account Number that you will need to establish your IEA contributions.
Once you have opened an ABLE TN account, you need to fill out the “Establish IEA Identification” form to let us know you will be contributing IEA funds to your account.

Once ABLE TN has set up your account to receive IEA funds, you may begin contributing. To contribute, fill out the “Contribute IEA funds” form, print and sign the form, and mail the form along with your Check contribution to: ABLE TN P.O. Box 190637 Nashville, TN 37219

In order to ensure IEA funds are being used for educational expenses, IEA contributions cannot be deposited in the online account portal. IEA contributions must be made by check, made payable to: ABLE TN

After you have completed steps 1-3, you can allow your funds to grow or begin using them for education expenses. To make a withdrawal, fill out the “Withdraw IEA funds” form. We recommend keeping receipts of all purchases associated with your ABLE TN account in the event documentation is requested by the ABLE TN program or IRS.