WCA updates mileage and meal reimbursement rate information.
Many of our clients travel far distances for their medical treatment under workers compensation. Reimbursement for meals, lodging, and mileage is provided under the Act.
The WCA uses the same reimbursement rate for mileage as the IRS. It is periodically adjusted based upon the fixed and variable costs of operating an automobile. The mileage rate will remain at .56 per mile.
The meal reimbursement rate has increased effective October 1, 2014. Use the information below to calculate how much you are owed by the insurance company.
Breakfast: $8.50, $10.25*
Lunch: $8.50, $10.25*
Dinner: $19.00, $24.25*
*Select cities (All of Wayne County, All of Oakland County, Ann Arbor, Auburn Hills, Detroit, Holland, Mackinac Island, Pontiac, South Haven)
Seeking payment from the insurance company
We tell our clients to send any request for mileage or meal reimbursement to the insurance company by certified mail. This allows a person to seek penalties if not paid within 30 days. Download our Mileage Reimbursement Form.
Penalties are $50.00 per day not to exceed $1,500.00. Penalties are not available if the claim has been disputed.
Michigan Workers Comp Lawyers never charges a fee to evaluate a potential case. Our law firm has represented injured and disabled workers exclusively for more than 35 years. Call (855) 221-2667 for a free consultation today.
WCA: Travel Reimbursement Rates from 1982 to Present
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