Part 301-13-Travel of an Employee With Special Needs

Authority: 5 U.S.C. 5707.
§301-13.1 What is the policy for paying additional travel expenses incurred by an employee with a special need?

To provide reasonable accommodations to an employee with a special need by paying for additional travel expenses incurred.

§301-13.2 Under what conditions will my agency pay for my additional travel expense(s) under this part?

When an additional travel expense is necessary to accommodate a special physical need which is either:

  1. Clearly visible and discernible; or

  2. Substantiated in writing by a competent medical authority.

§301-13.3 What additional travel expenses may my agency pay under this part?

Your agency approving official may pay for any expenses deemed necessary by your agency to accommodate an employee with a special need including, but not limited to, the following expenses:

  1. Transportation and per diem expenses incurred by a family member or other attendant who must travel with you to make the trip possible;

  2. Specialized transportation to, from, and/or at the TDY duty location;

  3. Specialized services provided by a common carrier to accommodate your special need;

  4. Costs for handling your baggage that are a direct result of your special need;

  5. Renting and/or transporting a wheelchair;

  6. Other than coach-class accommodations to accommodate your special need, under Subpart B of Part 301-10 of this Subchapter; and

  7. Services of an attendant, when necessary, to accommodate your special need.

Note to§301-13.3(g): For limits on the amount that may be paid to an attendant, other than travel expenses, see 5 U.S.C. 3102 and guidance at

Last Reviewed: 2020-01-10