Transportation expenses can be claimed if a patient must travel at least 40 kilometres from his or her home to receive medical services, but only if substantially equivalent medical services are not available in that locality; the route travelled by the patient is a reasonable direct route, having regard to the circumstances; and the patient travels to that place to obtain medical services for himself or herself and it is reasonable under the circumstances to travel to that place to obtain those services. Reasonable travel expenses other than transportation can be claimed if the patient must travel at least 80 kilometres from his or her home for required medical services. Reasonable travel expenses include accommodation, meals, and parking. Transportation and travel expenses for an individual to accompany the patient on such a trip can be claimed as well if a medical certificate certifying that the patient was incapable of travelling alone is provided. For a more detailed discussion, please click here to go to our Blog and once there look on the right hand side below the "Recent Posts" and select "Travel Expenses" from the "Categories" section blog page or contact us.