Claiming DVA travel allowance
The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) Provider News recently published an article on claiming for kilometre allowance when travelling to treat a DVA client. Taking into account special circumstances, DVA will provide eligible health providers with a travel allowance when travelling to a patient’s home, residential aged care facility or a hospital.
GPs with a fixed practice location and registered street address are entitled to make a claim for kilometres travelled when there is a justifiable need to visit the patient. The specifics include the following parameters:
- The distance is greater than 10km
- The eligible person is physically unable to travel to your practice
- There is no suitable provider located closer to the eligible person
Further details on the kilometre allowance can be found here.