Claiming for travel expenses
Patients may claim travel expenses for admission to hospital or attendance at an out-patient appointment providing they or their guardian can prove receipt of current:
- War Pension
- Income Support
- Income based Jobseekers Allowance
- Universal Credit
- The Highlands and Islands Scheme
Payment may be made for Bus, Train or Private Car Mileage.
Bus or rail tickets MUST be produced as proof of travel before payment is made. Car mileage will be paid for distance travelled from patient's home to hospital by the shortest route. Failure to produce travel receipts may invalidate a claim.
Please ask for the claim form at the point of contact i.e. at your appointment.
Claims over 3 months will not be paid.
Fraudulent travel expenses claims will be reported to NHS Scotland Counter Fraud Services.
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Source: NHS Tayside