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VA - Travel Reimbursement

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Program Description:

VA can reimburse you:

  • With a mileage allowance (in most cases),
  • By paying for special kinds of transportation (ambulance, wheelchair van etc.) when such transportation is considered necessary for VA-authorized travel.
The current allowable reimbursement amount is 28.5 cents per mile with a $7.77 deductible for each one-way visit, or $15.54 for each round-trip visit.

If your out-of-pocket costs exceed $46.62 in a given month, you can be reimbursed for the entire expense for any other authorized travel for that month.

To receive reimbursement for special mode transportation, you must be traveling to a VA or VA-authorized non-VA facility for a scheduled appointment.


General Program Requirements:

In a number of situations, VA can provide reimbursement to veterans and dependents who must travel to receive VA services.

Eligibility in this case is based solely on your needing to travel to receive, from VA:

  • Health care
  • A compensation or pension examination
  • Vocational rehabilitation services
  • Any counseling for Survivors?? and Dependents?? Educational Assistance that VA requires the student to attend
In most cases, this travel occurs between your home and a VA health care facility or a VA regional office.





Loan Terms:

Not Applicable


Application Process:

For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.


Program Contact Information:

For more information on travel for health care or compensation / pension exams, you can call:
877-222-VETS (8387)

You can also talk with your local VA medical facility.


Managing Agency:

Veterans Health Administration (VHA)

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