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Travel Reimbursement Rule Change.

July 31, 2015

Effective August 1, 2015, the rule addressing mileage reimbursement for worker pre-approved travel changed. For details, refer to WAC 296-20-1103 - Travel Expense (www.leg.wa.gov).

What changed?

Previously: Workers participating in vocational retraining were excluded from receiving mileage reimbursement for the first fifteen miles of an authorized one-way trip and the first and last fifteen miles of an authorized round trip.

Now: Workers who are participating in a vocational retraining plan are entitled to reimbursement for all authorized travel associated with the retraining, with no reduction of mileage.

Workers who are or have been in an approved vocational plan may request reimbursement for the 30 miles (or less) per round trip that previously went unpaid. These mileage requests are payable for any dates of travel that occurred within one year of the date the request for reimbursement is received.

Workers with questions should be referred to their vocational rehabilitation counselors.

Coston Penalty Rule Matrix.

June 17, 2015

Learn about L&I Penalty Rule Matrix for the Coston Penalty Rule Matrix (116 KB PDF).

Coston Penalty Rule FAQ.

April 16, 2015

Learn about L&I guidelines for the Coston Penalty Rule (246 KB PDF).

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