Release Number: 2020-02
January 2, 2020
Mileage Rate for Medical and Medical-Legal Travel Expenses Decreases Effective January 1, 2020
The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) is announcing the decrease of the mileage rate for medical and medical-legal travel expenses by one half of a cent to 57.5 cents per mile effective January 1, 2020.
This rate must be paid for travel on or after January 1, 2020 regardless of the date of injury. Labor Code Section 4600, in conjunction with Government Code Section 19820 and the Department of Personnel Administration regulations, establishes the rate payable for mileage reimbursement for medical and medical-legal expenses and ties it to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
IRS bulletin Number IR-2019-215 dated December 31, 2019 announced the rate decrease. The updated mileage reimbursement form is posted on DWC’s website.