Good news for injured workers!
The DWC (Division of Workers’ Compensation) announced changes to the mileage rate for medical and medical-legal travel expenses in California. The rate is set to increase starting July 1st, 2022.
The rate will rise by 4 cents to 62.5 cents per mile, and it has to be paid for travel on or after July 1st, 2022, no matter what the date of injury is.
Labor Code Section 4600 joined the Government Code Section 19820 and the California Department of Human Resources regulations to set up the payable mileage reimbursement amount for medical expenses as well as medical-legal expenses. It also ties it to the IRS (Internal Revenue Services).
You can find more information regarding the new rate here.
If you need the updated mileage reimbursement form, you can find it here on the DIR website.
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