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Defense Base Act Mileage Reimbursement Rates Effective January 1, 2012

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on January 26, 2012

GSA Privately Owned Vehicle (POV) Mileage Reimbursement Rates

The GSA Reimbursement Rates apply to Defense Base Act Claimants.  Check the archives below to be certain you have not been underpaid by CNA

Modes of Transportation Effective/Applicability Date Rate per mile
Airplane* January 1, 2012 $1.29
Automobile
If use of privately-owned automobile is authorized or if no Government-owned automobile is available. January 1, 2012 $0.51
If Government Owned Automobile available January 1, 2012 $0.19
Motorcycle January 1, 2012 $0.48

* Airplane nautical miles (NMs) should be converted into statute miles (SMs) or regular miles when submitting a voucher using the formula (1 NM equals 1.15077945 SMs). You can also use the link to BoatSafe.com (a non-government website) to assist you in converting NMs to SMs or SMs to NMs.

For calculating the mileage difference between airports, please visit the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Inter-Airport Distance web site.

Previous motorcycle rates
Effective Date Rate per mile
January 1, 2011 $0.48
January 1, 2010 $0.47
January 1, 2009 $0.52

The following are previous privately owned automobile rates:

Previous automobile rates
Effective Date Rate per mile
January 1, 2011 $0.51
January 1, 2010 $0.50
January 1, 2009 $0.55
August 1, 2008 $0.585
March 19, 2008 $0.505
February 1, 2007 $0.485
January 1, 2006 $0.445
September 1, 2005 $0.485
February 4, 2005 $0.405
January 1, 2004 $0.375
January 1, 2003 $0.360
January 21, 2002 $0.365
January 22, 2001 $0.345

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