1 Find a Job
2 Complete your Individual Work Plan
3 Talk to a LAJ Representative
4 Send Us Documentation (Pay Stubs and Receipts)
Work-related expenses are things you must pay for in order to keep your job. Such as: transportation; uniforms; job coaching; tuition; cell phone/computer; child/elder care; health care not covered by insurance; and many others. Self-employment expenses can count, too. But food and shelter costs do not. See "Additional Resources" below.
Collect your receipts, cancelled checks, credit card statements, etc. that show the expenses you want to claim.
Make copies of the receipts and of your pay stubs.
Send the copies to us every month. You can mail, email, or fax the documents to us. You can even take photos of everything and email it to us. Once you get in the habit, this step can be done in under 15 minutes.
We’ll email you at every stage:
- when we’ve received your expenses and pay stubs
- if anything is missing in your documentation (which might delay your payment)
- after we send your expenses to the Ticket program
- when your reimbursement is on its way (usually 6-8 weeks after we get your documentation)
5 Get Reimbursed