TSA approves 90-day HME exemption

TSA has announced that they have approved an extension of the HME Exemption that allowed states to issue an extension of up to 180 days for HMEs expiring between March 1, 2020 – July 31, 2020. The 90-day extension makes the new exemption period for HMEs that would otherwise expire between March 1, 2020 – October 29, 2020.

Members may be interested in this Frequently Asked Questions page from TSA that was published as part of the initial HME exemption.

Per an announcement from TSA earlier this year, if a state grants an extension, the individual with an expired HME must initiate the process of renewing his or her STA for an HME no later than 60 days before the end of the State-granted extension.

Drivers operating on an extended (expired) HME should not wait to begin the renewal process if they don’t have to. CT DMV has produced a helpful document regarding the HME renewal process.