During a time of high inflation and gas prices, Sinema-backed bipartisan bill helps veterans access the care they’ve earned by increasing the mileage reimbursement rate for Arizona veterans’ trips to the VA
WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema cosponsored the Veterans Mileage Adjustment Act – bipartisan legislation helping Arizona veterans access the care they’ve earned by increasing the mileage reimbursement rate for Arizona veterans making trips to the VA.
“Arizona veterans are hurting from inflation and high gas prices. We’re easing the financial burden on Arizona veterans by increasing the mileage reimbursement rate when they visit the VA – helping ensure they can seek and receive the care they’ve earned and need,” said Sinema.
Sinema’s Veterans Mileage Adjustment Act eases the financial burden of higher gas prices for Arizona veterans traveling more than seven miles (or more than 14 miles round trip) to the VA by increasing the mileage reimbursement rate from $0.415 to $0.455 per mile. Many Arizona veterans live in rural areas and travel far to VA facilities for medical care. Arizona veterans who rely on fixed monthly payments, such as veterans receiving disability compensation, experience the financial burden of high gas prices more sharply.
The bipartisan Veterans Mileage Adjustment Act is endorsed by the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S., Disabled American Veterans, and Wounded Warrior Project.