Not eligible because I live too close? - page 2

Anybody else ever hear of this? I have been trying to get on at a hospital 23 miles from me, and was happy when I got an email out of nowhere inviting me to work for an agency, at that hospital! ... Read More

  1. by   Altra
    I was going to respond to this as I had experience in the staffing industry in my previous life before nursing, but I'd hate for OP to consider it a waste of her valuable time ...
  2. by   1studentnurse
    Quote from chris_at_lucas_RN
    I think the IRS doesn't care where I live.

    They certainly do have rules about how far away you must live in order to collect per diem (housing, etc.), but that is not really what I am trying to understand.

    I don't want the per diem, don't need the housing. I want to work. I can work for the same rate close by as I could if I lived 50 or more miles away, cheaper for the hospital because they don't have to pay per diem.

    This poses an interesting situation...have you got any other threads that talk about how to read between the lines on travel assignments, or assignments that try to appear to be travel ones?
  3. by   suzanne4
    Check out the travel forum which is separate from this agency forum. Much has been discussed about this on that forum.

    IRS has no bearing on this, but what the hospital has in their contracts with agencies that staff them.

    What the IRS says or does has no bearing on the contracts between agencies and hospitals. Completely unrelated to this matter.
  4. by   1studentnurse
    Thanks! I'll check there if I ever need to!