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FYI 06/08: Food Stamp Program Increase in Federal Mileage Rate


(Note that as of March 2010, the federal mileage rate is 50 cents per mile.  See March 2010 FYI.) 

Food stamp regulations at 106 CMR 364.400 allow elderly and/or disabled household members to deduct medical expenses in excess of $35 per month. This includes the reasonable cost of transportation and lodging to obtain medical treatment or services. These regulations also allow a deduction for dependent care expenses incurred for transportation to and from a child care or dependent care site.

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