Mileage Reimbursement Rate Change - POL 17-01

ACCES-VR assists individuals with transportation expenses so they may participate in vocational rehabilitation (VR) services. ACCES-VR may reimburse partial cost of using a personally owed vehicle if public transportation is not available and/or the individual’s disability prevents him/her from using public transportation.

Effective immediately, the mileage reimbursement rate will be 50 percent of the “NYS Maximum Mileage Reimbursement Rate for Personal Car Mileage (PCM)”. The current mileage reimbursement rate is 53.5 cents and may be verified at the following link to the NYS Mileage Reimbursement Rate for personal vehicles.

ACCES-VR is changing the rate to ensure that the total expenditures for transportation are sustainable for the increased number of individuals we are serving.

Existing authorizations with end dates on or prior to June 30, 2017 for transportation mileage reimbursement can be retained. Authorizations with end dates after June 30 should be cancelled and reauthorized. All new authorizations and reauthorizations must apply the new rate.

M&T authorized for bus &/or subway will continue to be authorized for the actual cost.

REFERENCE:

1355.00 Transportation Services Policy - Policy
PRO 16-01 Summary of Limits on Duration and Cost of VR Services
FIS 04-04 Strategies for Quality Cost Effective Service

INQUIRIES: Any questions concerning this memorandum should be addressed to the Resource Development Unit at 518-473-1626.

OBSOLETE: POL 16-01

EFFECTIVE DATE: April 17, 2017