If you meet the criteria below, you may be eligible for mileage reimbursement or special mode transport in association with obtaining VA health care services.
|You Qualify If:||You Qualify for Special Mode Transportation
(Ambulance, Wheelchair van etc.) if:
$0.415 (41.5 cents) per mile
Scheduled appointments qualify for round-trip mileage. Unscheduled visits may be limited to return mileage only.
$3.00 one-way ($6.00 round trip)
Deductible requirement is subject to a monthly cap of $18.00. Upon reaching $18.00 in deductibles or 6 one-way (3 round) trips, whichever comes first, travel payments made for the balance of that particular month will be free of deductible charges.
A waiver of the deductible will be provided if you are eligible for travel and you:
VA has created a new form for Veterans to use when submitting a claim for Beneficiary Travel mileage reimbursement, VA Form 3542 (Veteran/Beneficiary Claim for Reimbursement of Travel Expenses). This form will improve the process for requesting travel reimbursement as well as the time to process the claims.
The new form may be obtained at any VA medical facility or the form may be downloaded from http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-3542-fill.pdf. The completed form and any required receipts may be submitted to your local VA medical facility for processing as follows:
Claims should be submitted no later than 30 days after the appointment date. Once the claim is approved, the reimbursement check will be mailed or electronic payment will be deposited into the Veteran’s account that VA has on file.
Veterans may contact their local VA Medical facility agent cashier to notify VA of the bank account to have the reimbursement electronically deposited.
Further information can be found in Beneficiary Travel Frequently Asked Questions.