If you live or work in the State of Wisconsin, you might be interested in knowing more about the law called the Wisconsin Mileage Reimbursement Law. Interestingly enough, you might be entitled to receive compensation for miles you spend in your car for not only working, but also for driving to volunteer activities and for driving children with special needs to and from therapy.
During my research, I also found that in the State of Wisconsin, those who are adopting a special needs child might also be covered under the Wisconsin Mileage Reimbursement Law. The state actually reimburses some of these costs to the adoptive parent. A reimbursement is often given for nonrecurring adoption expenses when they are adopting a child with special needs, or one who is at risk of needing special care services.
In addition, if you are planning on using this reimbursement option if you are adopting a special needs child, I would suggest that you find out what the law specifically covers and what it does not. Your adoption must be finalized before the state will approve any reimbursements such as mileage compensation. Some of the most commonly approved mileage reimbursement trips include transportation expenses such as those incurred while driving in the car (including parking meters and garages, bus fare and toll fees), as well as miles incurred while traveling to home study interviews and pre-placement visits with a child.
It is always a good idea to remember that when you expect to get reimbursement for miles spent or fees, you will have to keep all of your receipts and take careful note of the miles you drove. In addition, you will likely have to present proof of current drivers licenses, proof of insurance, and present a clean driving record in order to be eligible.