Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility Summary:

Not every driver for a Black Car service is eligible for all Drivers Benefits.  The Black Car Fund makes Health & Wellness benefits available at no cost to drivers who are actively driving for Black Car Fund Member Bases and who meet a minimum hourly or income threshold in New York State, as follows: 

  • For NYTLC licensed drivers, drive for at least 10 hours a week
  • For TNC drivers, earn a minimum of $4,000 a quarter

Details of these eligibility requirements are set forth below, following this summary. 

Drivers who do not meet these criteria are not eligible for benefits and may not enroll in The Black Car Fund Drivers Benefits Program.  

Those drivers who enroll in Drivers Benefits when they are eligible but subsequently stop meeting the eligibility criteria will no longer be entitled to use the benefits and their benefits will be terminated.  These drivers will be sent an email letting them know they are no longer eligible and will be provided with the opportunity to appeal the termination of their benefits.  However, unless the termination was made in error, drivers who do not meet the eligibility requirements are not entitled to use the benefits. 

Please reach out to our Driver Support Team at help@driversbenefits.org or 1-833-814-8590  for questions about specific cases.

Eligibility details:

For 2024, an eligible driver is either:

(i)

a driver who is licensed with the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (NYC TLC) as a for hire vehicle driver, is driving a vehicle that is affiliated with a Base that is a member of the Black Car Fund, and in the prior calendar year, has provided service to passengers averaging at least 10 hours per week during the most recent available calendar quarter, with such hours measured from the time a passenger enters a vehicle until such passenger exits the same vehicle; or,

(ii)

a driver not licensed with the NYC TLC and who qualifies as a Transportation Network Company (TNC) or is affiliated with a dispatch base that is a member of The Black Car Fund and in the prior calendar year (or prior calendar quarter if driving for less than a calendar year) has received gross income of at least $4,000 per quarter during the most recent available calendar quarter from the provision of service to passengers in the State of New York. Gross revenue is to be determined based on income that will be reported on a driver’s Form 1099.

These eligibility standards may be changed by The Black Car Fund upon at least 30 days’ notice.

Enrolled drivers must continue to meet eligibility requirements to maintain access to the Health & Wellness Drivers Benefits. 

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