Drivers of Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles


The TLC transitioned from Government Prepaid Debit Card program to Paypal as its method of distributing driver $1 incentive payments in August of 2023.  

To receive scheduled TIF/SHLIF payments, you must sign up for PayPal  with the instructions below. 

  1. Ensure that your mailing and email address in TLC UP are up to date. If not, please visit LARS to make any changes.  
  2. Your email address on TLC UP must match the email address used to register for PayPal.  
  3. Once you have completed the sign up for PayPal, please email Driver Payment and provide your hack or TLC license number, your consent for TIF driver payments to be disbursed through your PayPal account and validate that your email addresse in TLC UP is the same as your Paypal account. If you have any further questions, please email Driver Payment

Here’s how to sign up for a PayPal account:

  1. Go to and click Sign Up at the top of the page.
  2. Choose your account type and click Next.
  3. Please enter a phone number.
  4. Enter the 6-digit code sent to your phone number.
  5. If you didn’t receive the code, you can resend it or choose “Call me with a code”.
  6. Enter your email address and create a password. (You MUST use the same email address that is in TLC UP )
  7. Click Next.
  8. Enter the required information.
  9. Read and accept PayPal's User Agreement, Privacy Statement, and Electronic Communications Delivery Policy.
  10. Click Agree and Create Account

TLC’s Accessibility Initiative for Drivers

Want to make more money each shift? As a driver taking part in this program, you can earn an extra $1.00 per trip from the TLC for any trip you provide in a yellow or green wheelchair accessible taxicab. All the money you earn through the program will be deposited, at no cost to you, onto a TLC prepaid debit card by TLC staff.

The TLC’s Taxi and Improvement Fund (TIF)/Street Hail Livery Improvement Fund (SHLIF) program also offers yellow and green wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV) drivers a one-time $100 signing bonus after completing their first 20 WAV trips.

Driver Payroll Calendar

Calendar with paydays and enrollment dates for drivers who wish to participate in the program.

For more information visit Taxi Improvement Fund FAQ.

Sign Up for the Program

  1. Visit LARS system to ensure that your mailing address is accurate. Use this address, where the TLC will send your debit card, on your application.
  2. Sign up by completing the Program Authorization (PDF).
  3. Receive your personal TLC prepaid debit card in the mail.
  4. Drive a wheelchair accessible vehicle.
  5. Get Paid! Use your prepaid debit card anywhere VISA/MasterCard is accepted.