Living Independence for Everyone, Inc. has begun a rural transportation voucher program.
The program provides mileage reimbursement to offset the cost of a driver. The vouchers can be used for medical visits, appointments for grooming, and social or recreational outings that are not paid for by other entities. Here is how the program works.
Consumers are issued a travel booklet that resembles a checkbook. The booklet consists of slips which look like checks. The checks have blanks for you to fill in travel information like the driver’s name, mileage and destination. You complete a check for each trip you take to be submitted to L.I.F.E. Inc. for payment. You choose the individual who drives you. It can be a relative, friend or neighbor. Drivers are paid $.45 a mile. We ask the consumer to pay a $5 co-pay per 100 miles of travel. There is a limit of 400 miles a month.
Individuals with disabilities in the following counties are eligible to use the program: Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Effingham, Evans, Glynn, Liberty, McIntosh, Tattnall and Toombs. Please contact Denise Howard toll free at 1-800-948-4824 for more information and to sign up.