OWCP Forms 957

About OWCP Form 957 Mileage Reimbursement

OWCP Mileage Reimbursement is a program run by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) that helps reimburses injured federal employees for travel expenses incurred while attending authorized medical appointments related to their work-related injury or illness.

Here are some key things to know about OWCP Mileage Reimbursement:

  • Who is eligible? Federal employees who have sustained a work-related injury or illness and are approved for benefits under the Federal Employees’
  • Compensation Act (FECA) are eligible for mileage reimbursement.
  • What expenses are covered? The program reimburses the cost of travel by private automobile to and from authorized medical appointments. This includes the miles driven, but not other expenses like parking, tolls, or meals.
  • What is the reimbursement rate? The current mileage reimbursement rate is set by the General Services Administration and adjusts periodically. As of January 2024, the rate is 58.5 cents per mile.
  • How do I claim mileage reimbursement? You can claim mileage reimbursement by submitting the OWCP-957 “Medical Travel Refund Request” form to your OWCP district office. You can find the form and instructions on the OWCP forms website: https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/owcp/dfec/regs/compliance/owcp-957.pdf

What are the limitations?

There are some limitations to OWCP Mileage Reimbursement. For example, you need prior approval from your OWCP district office for:

  • Travel exceeding 100 miles one way or 200 miles roundtrip.
  • Overnight or air travel.
  • Lodging and meals (reimbursement for meals is only allowed under special circumstances).
  • Travel to pick up medicine, equipment, or supplies.
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