Mileage rates have been increased for medical and business travel. The new rates are:
The new rates apply to social assistance recipients who:
The new rates for medical travel are retroactive to October 1, 2016. Those who were eligible for and received the medical travel benefit at any time since this date will see a retroactive payment to reflect the increased rates (where applicable). These payments will be considered exempt as income. More information on these payments will be available soon.
For social assistance recipients who report self-employment income, the business expense deduction mileage rates are also being increased.
The new rates apply to social assistance recipients:
The business travel rates took effect on January 9, 2017, and are not retroactive.