Chapter 301—Temporary Duty (TDY) Travel Allowances
Subchapter B—Allowable Travel Expenses

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:

(a) Clearly visible and discernible; or

(b) 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:

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

(b) Specialized transportation to, from, and/or at the TDY duty location;

(c) Specialized services provided by a common carrier to accommodate your special need;

(d) Costs for handling your baggage that are a direct result of your special need;

(e) Renting and/or transporting a wheelchair;

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

(g) 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 2015-03-03