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FYI: Federal Mileage Rate Increase

Date: 
08/01/2008
Author: 
DTA

(NOTE:  As of January 2013, rate is 56.5 cents per mile) 

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

In recognition of the increased price of gasoline, a special adjustment has been made to the federal mileage rate. Effective immediately, TAO staff must use a rate of 58.5 cents per mile when calculating transportation cost that will be allowed as a medical or a dependent care deduction.

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