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babyray

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I got to travel 40 miles one way, for an dental appt, i am 100% disabled. Do I get travel pay and how much?

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You automatically qualify for travel when you are 100% sc'ed. You will need to make sure you have your award letter with you if this is the first time getting travel pay as they may not have you 100% on file at the VAMC.

Travel should pay you around $30 for an 80 mile round trip. I bleieve the rate is 42c a mile.

I got to travel 40 miles one way, for an dental appt, i am 100% disabled. Do I get travel pay and how much?

We are a Vietnam vet and vet's wife, we are not lawyers or VSO's we're just learning as we go.

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babyray,

First you don't have to be 100% to be reimbursed for travel, and second they pay 41.5 cents per mile, bad news next is they take back $3.00 each way, so $6.00 for round trip 3 times a month...but if 4th appointment occurs, or if there for a C&P exam, no deductibles occur. Therefore it is 80 miles round trip X 41.5 cents =$33.20-$6.00 deductible=$27.20 cash received.

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halos2 is correct but just because you travel 40 miles each way doesn't mean you get paid 40 miles each way. Most VA's are using a zip code to zip code mileage schedule, so the mileage could be more or less. Mileage should be submitted within 30 days of date of travel for ease of payment. Generally, mileage over 30 days is routinely denied and will need to be appealed thru the appeals process.

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babyray,

First you don't have to be 100% to be reimbursed for travel, and second they pay 41.5 cents per mile, bad news next is they take back $3.00 each way, so $6.00 for round trip 3 times a month...but if 4th appointment occurs, or if there for a C&P exam, no deductibles occur. Therefore it is 80 miles round trip X 41.5 cents =$33.20-$6.00 deductible=$27.20 cash received.

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Philip is right about the zip code to zip code thing. I live at the opposite end of our large rural zip code from our VA clinic. I get BT checks for .64 cents. I'm going to quit submitting the vouchers because it's a waste of money - it costs them more to print & mail the check!

Let us be kind, one to another, for we are each of us together in our pain.

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I had the two VA hospitals I go to re figure the the travel pay by google earth --- they are now withtn one mile now. but you have to remind them of the proper mileage when collecting your pay. Minneapolis put the mileage on a card I use when getting paid. I did originally ask if I needed to show them the chapter and verse of the three options.

STEVE & PAT

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