Home and Community Support (Payment for Travel Between Clients) Settlement Act 2016

Schedule 4 Mileage rate, qualifying distance, qualifying travel time, and maximum travel distance

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1 Mileage rate

The mileage rate is 50 cents per kilometre.

2 Qualifying distance

(1)

The qualifying distance is 3.7 kilometres.

(2)

An HCS employee’s qualifying distance for a day is calculated as follows:

a = b × (c – d – 1)

where—

a

is the HCS employee’s qualifying distance for the day

b

is the qualifying distance specified in subclause (1)

c

is the number of client visits for the HCS employee for that day

d

is the number of client visits for the HCS employee for that day to get to which the employee undertook exceptional travel other than exceptional first client travel.

3 Qualifying travel time

(1)

The qualifying travel time is 8 minutes and 30 seconds.

(2)

An HCS employee’s qualifying travel time for a day is calculated as follows:

a = b × (c – d – 1)

where—

a

is the HCS employee’s qualifying travel time for the day

b

is the qualifying travel time specified in subclause (1)

c

is the number of client visits for the HCS employee for that day

d

is the number of client visits for the HCS employee for that day to get to which the employee undertook exceptional travel other than exceptional first client travel.

4 Maximum travel distance

The maximum travel distance (for the purpose of determining whether travel between clients is exceptional travel) is 15 kilometres.