Reestablishment expense payments were authorized by the Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Assistance Act of 1987. Arguably this was probably the most significant new benefit added by the 1987 Amendments to the Uniform Act. This benefit was based on the view that small businesses had received significantly less protection under the Uniform Act then had homeowners or tenants and had routinely incurred various uncompensated expenses in relocation. A second but no less important aim for this payment was reducing the number of small business failures related to displacement for Federal or federally assisted projects. The Act established a monetary limit on this payment of $10,000. It also explicitly limited applicability of the payment to small businesses, farms and nonprofit organizations and required that costs incurred be actual and reasonable. It was left up to the lead agency (DOT) to define what was a small business and what were eligible costs within the $10,000 limit.


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  • Pagination: p. 97-99

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  • Accession Number: 00789592
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 22 2000 12:00AM