Veterans may quality for travel pay if they fall into one of the following categories:
- Have a service-connected disability rating of 30% or more;
- Are traveling for treatment of a service-connected condition;
- Receive a VA pension;
- Are traveling for a scheduled compensation and pension exam;
- Do not have income that exceeds the maximum annual VA pension rate.
Veterans meeting at least one of the above conditions may also be provided special mode travel (wheelchair van, ambulance, etc.) based on a clinical determination of need. Authorization is not required for emergencies if a delay would endanger their life or health.
Mileage rates are 41.5 cents per mile. There is a deductible of $3 one way and $6 round trip. Deductibles are capped at a monthly rate of $18.