PURPOSE OF THE LIVERY FUND
The New York Independent Livery Driver Benefit Fund was created in order to solve the decades old problem of whether and how to provide workers' compensation benefits to livery drivers. The Purpose of the Livery Fund is to provide workers' compensation benefits, under certain circumstances, to livery drivers who operate vehicles that receive dispatches from livery bases that are members of the Fund.
On July 26, 2008, Governor David Paterson signed legislation that created the New York Independent Livery Driver Benefit Fund. The Livery Fund provides Workers' compensation Benefits for serious injuries and crimes committed against drivers dispatched by qualifying independent livery bases in New York City, Westchester and Nassau. Effective January 1, 2010, in order to obtain, renew or retain a license, each base must provide their TLC with proof of a Workers' Compensation policy for its drivers or a certificate that they are a member of the Livery Fund