Kinship Mileage Reimbursement
CCDCFS approved kinship caregivers are eligible for reimbursement for qualified mileage and parking fees when transporting children placed in their homes by Cuyahoga County Division of Children & Family Services to agency authorized appointments. Agency authorized appointments include:
• Family visits
• Medical appointments
• Dental appointments
• Eye appointments
• Counseling appointments
• Therapy appointments
The mileage reimbursement for authorized travel is set at a standard mileage rate(s) currently established by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for travel expenses. As of January 1, 2021, the standard mileage rate is .56 cents per mile.
Some transportation costs that are associated with activities that are considered daily routine of any family are not reimbursed. These activities include, but are not limited to:
• Transportation to and from school
• Transportation to and from recreational activities
• Transportation to and from vacation
• Transportation to and from church
• Transportation to and from sporting events
• Transportation to and from prescription pick-up/refills
For reimbursement, caregivers must complete the Travel Expense Report Form (download here) detailing mile-age and other costs. When filling out this form the items below must be included:
Dated original receipts for tolls, parking, bus, taxi.
These documents must be attached to the form and submitted to your worker no later than 60 days following the month travel reimbursement is requested. Any request outside of this time frame will require further approval.
The maximum allowable reimbursement for parking without a receipt is $2.00.