You can spend your tax-free Wage Parity money on dental expenses, optical expenses, pharmacy prescriptions, eligible child care expenses, up to $100 per month on work related cell phone service expenses, and eligible medical expenses. For a full list of eligible medical expenses please see IRS Section 213(d) - Eligible Medical Expenses
According to IRS regulations, eligible cell phone service expenses are limited to $100 per month. Transactions above $100 will be automatically declined. If you are using your card to pay for eligible cell phone service expenses, make sure that the transaction amount is $100 or lower.
According to IRS regulations, eligible transit expenses are limited to $270 per month. Transactions above $270 will be automatically declined. If you are using your card to pay for eligible transit expenses, make sure that the transaction amount is $270 or lower and that you have a sufficient balance to pay for the transasction.
Wage Parity benefits are available to all hourly home care aides working for a Certified Home Health Agency (CHHA), Long-Term Home Healthcare Program (LTHHCP), Managed Care Organization (MCO), or Fiscal Intermediaries (FIs) within New York City, Nassau, Suffolk, or Westchester.
Wage Parity benefits that are paid to participants are tax-free.
Yes. Wage Parity wages are limited to 40 hours per week.
Unused Wage Parity funds will rollover from year to year. If a participant/employee leaves his/her employer, he/she will keep the funds until they are depleted.