WPR News
7:26 am
Fri February 1, 2008

Vets milesage increase approved

Washington, DC – Sen. Mike Enzi declared a victory in a fight to increase mileage reimbursement for veterans this week.

Enzi's office reports that an increase from 11 cents to 28.5 cents per mile was approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The Republican senator says he has worked for seven years to get a much needed increase in the amount disabled veterans are reimbursed for traveling to VA hospitals to receive care.

Wyoming has two VA hospitals, located in Sheridan and Cheyenne. Veterans must travel to one of these facilities to be treated for health conditions and still be covered by a health care plan that the government provides for them.