[nfbwatlk] a Job that requires a valid driver's license andautomobile liability insurance coverage to be qualified?

Ivan Weich ieweich at yahoo.com
Sun May 15 16:41:29 UTC 2011

Hi Humberto, 

I have offered this before for a city government position.  

Hire my own driver and pay for it out of my own pocket, and then claim the deduction on my tax return.  They bnought it; hook, line and sinker.  Keep in mind that the IRS has very strict documentation guidelines.  If you are on SSA Disability or SSI, there are restrictioins and documentation requirements in order to deduct for Impairment Related Work Expenses (IRWE) and Blind Work Expenses (BWE).   

Volunteers are good too, but there are some draw backs.  

Many companies and governments require the employee to claim reimbursement.  In my occupation, I use a cab company for urgent travel.  In some cases where I can plan my trip in the county, I ask a relative and claim milage reimbursement.  I have even claimed both on the same claim form.

As Debby Phillips said, there are more ways to skin cats. 

Ivan E Weich
National Association of Blind Public Employees
National Federation of the Blind.  

--- On Sat, 5/14/11, debby phillips <semisweetdebby at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: debby phillips <semisweetdebby at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [nfbwatlk] a Job that requires a valid driver's license andautomobile liability insurance coverage to be qualified?
> To: "NFB of Washington Talk Mailing List" <nfbwatlk at nfbnet.org>
> Date: Saturday, May 14, 2011, 6:29 PM
> Hi Humberto, here's my take on this
> job requirement.  That area of the state, and the kind
> of clinic it is, sounds like it could include a lot of
> driving to different sites.  If you were applying for
> this job, you would need to be able to get from place to
> place, the there might not always be public
> transportation.  Also it isn't always efficient to use
> public transportation if you have to go to several different
> places in a work day.  That doesn't mean that this
> can't be overcome, though.  Many blind people perform
> jobs where they have to travel to various sites--like rehab
> teachers that go to their clients' houses.  Sometimes
> they use volunteer drivers and either they, or the employer
> pays for mileage; sometimes they hire their own drivers,
> which is a bummer to have to do but sometimes that's what
> people have to do.
> I love your gung ho spirit and as one of my teachers used
> to say, There's more then one way to skin a cat.  Don't
> worry, it's a slang way of saying There's more than one way
> of doing things.  Take good care, Humberto. 
>   Peace,    Debby
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