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What are some examples of impairment-related work expenses if I have MS?

Some examples of impairment-related work expenses (IRWE) for the disabled person are:
  • The cost of structural or operational modifications to your vehicle that you need in order to travel to work, even if you also use the vehicle for non-work purposes.
  • The cost of driver assistance or taxi service that is required because of your disability rather than the lack of public transportation.
  • Services performed to help you prepare for work, the trip to and from work, and after work; for example, bathing, dressing, cooking, and eating.
  • Medical devices, including wheelchairs.
  • If you are employed outside the home, modifications to the exterior of your house that permit access to the street, such as exterior ramps and pathways.
  • If you are self-employed at home, modifications made to create a workspace to accommodate your impairment. This includes enlarging a doorway into an office.
  • Work equipment such as an adapted workstation or modified computer keyboard.

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