Veterans Transportation Program (VTP)
VA’s Veterans Transportation Program (VTP) offers Veterans many travel solutions to and from their VA health care facilities. This program offers these services at little or no costs to eligible Veterans through the following services:
- Beneficiary Travel (BT)
- Veterans Transportation Service (VTS)
- Highly Rural Transportation Grants (HRTG)
Veterans Transportation Service
The Veterans Transportation Service (VTS) provides safe and reliable transportation to Veterans who require assistance traveling to and from VA health care facilities and authorized non-VA health care appointments. VTS also partners with service providers in local communities to serve Veterans’ transportation needs. Partners include:
- Veteran Service Organizations (VSOs)
- Local and national non-profit groups
- Federal, state and local transportation services
The Beneficiary Travel (BT) program reimburses eligible Veterans for costs incurred while traveling to and from VA health care facilities. The BT program may also provide pre-approved transportation solutions and arrange special mode transportation (SMT) at the request of VA. Veterans may be eligible for common carrier transportation (such as bus, taxi, airline or train) under certain conditions.
Payment of Beneficiary Travel
VHA Financial Policy Volume VIII Chapter 2 Bene Travel, Department of Treasury Fiscal Service 31 CFR Part 208 requires beneficiary travel reimbursements paid to the Veteran must be done through Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). The Financial Service Center (FSC) has created a web based application that Veterans can use to electronically update, change or add their EFT. Veterans will need to first register with www.id.me to take advantage of the new digital VA Form 10091. ID.ME is a simple and secure identity verification system. Once registered with ID.ME, Veterans can access the digital form through VA's CEP at www.cep.fsc.va.gov/. The PDF/ paper version of VA Form 10091 will still be available at www.va.gov/find-forms/about-form-10091/ and Veterans will still be able to down load and turn into your local VAMC.
Highly Rural Transportation Grants
Highly Rural Transportation Grants (HRTG) provides grants to Veteran Service Organizations (VSOs) and State Veteran Service Agencies. The grantees provide transportation services to Veterans seeking VA and Non-VA approved care in highly rural areas. These grants are available in counties that have fewer than seven people per square mile.