How should travel be determined if a veteran changes residence while undergoing VA health care, especially if they are an inpatient?

If the beneficiary’s residence changed while receiving care or services, payment for the return trip will be for travel to the new residence except that payment may not exceed the amount that would be allowed from the facility where the care or services could have been provided that is nearest to the new residence.

 

For example, if during a period of care or services in Baltimore, a beneficiary changed his or her address to Detroit, payment for the return trip would be limited to that allowed for traveling to the new residence from the nearest facility to the new residence in Detroit where the care or services could have been provided.