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Using Social Security Work Incentives to Pay for Transportation

PASS (PLAN FOR ACHIEVING SELF-SUPPORT) & IRWE (IMPAIRMENT RELATED WORK EXPENSE)

These Social Security Work Incentives can be used to help offset the costs of transportation.

Who Can Use Them

For details on the SSI and SSDI programs, see Section 9 of Access for All, Social Security Disability Benefits. (Click to download the file in pdf format.)

Time Limits

Reimbursement Rate


BLIND WORK EXPENSES (BWE)

A person who is blind can deduct the full cost of expenses related to work, including transportation. In essence, they will receive full reimbursement for transportation expenses.


Transportation expenses for which a PASS can be used:

Transportation expenses for which an IRWE can be used:

Transportation expenses for which an IRWE cannot be used

Note: This information is directly from documents provided by Social Security. These are just examples and guidelines. Ideas on how PASSs and IRWEs can be used for transportation expenses should not be limited to the examples given here.

For additional information on PASS, IRWE, or BWE, see the section on Benefits Counseling or contact your local Social Security office.

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Institute for Community Inclusion

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