Per diem is a daily payment to reimburse service members for the out-of-pocket cost of food, lodging and incidental expenses that occur while on military business or temporary duty (TDY or TAD) away from their home station. Per diem sets the limit to how much a service member can be reimbursed for meals and lodging. The following is a summary of how per diem works:
The Per Diem Allowance
Each year the DoD Per Diem, Travel and Transportation Committee sets the per diem allowance. Per diem is specific to a given travel location and can range from a standard CONUS rate from $151 per day to over $800 per day for OCONUS rates.
Current Per Diem Rates
The per diem rate you will receive is based on a combination of the maximum lodging and the Meals and Incidental Expenses (M&IE) rates as well as an incidental expense.
To find the specific per diem rate for a given location visit the DoD Travel and Per Diem website.
Privately Owned Vehicle (POV) Mileage Reimbursement Rates
|If no Government Owned Vehicle available (TDY)||$0.56|
|Mileage Allowance in-lieu of Transportation (MALT) Rate (PCS)||$0.16|
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