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Published Date: March 29, 2012
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10 Supplementary Health Benefits

Medical Extraordinary Transportation

AUTHORITY

Income Support, Training and Health Benefits Regulation, Schedule 4, Section 6
BFE/ETW & Full-Time Learners Ministerial Order: Section 24, Schedules 1, 2, and 4

INTENT

To provide transportation benefits to access ongoing medical treatment covered by Alberta Health for severe health problems.

POLICY

The extraordinary transportation benefit may be provided if a member of the household unit has a severe health problem and needs regular access to health services paid for by Alberta Health (doctors, radiologists, lab technicians, physiotherapists, etc.). The person must use the nearest appropriate health service provider and travel by the most economical means of transportation available.

Substantiation

The verbal statement of the client or the workers knowledge of the situation.

The client could be requested to further substantiate their need for medical transportation by providing a letter from their physician or nurse practitioner outlining the need for medical treatment, the frequency of treatment and the duration of treatment.

Rate

  • For public transportation, a benefit equal to the actual cost of a bus pass, or
  • If the person cannot use public transportation, a benefit equal to $0.12 per kilometer for a private vehicle, or
  • If the person cannot use public transportation and does not have access to a private vehicle, the actual cost of taxi fare.

    Need Code
    1705  Medical Extraordinary Transportation