Meal Allowance Rates

Meal and Incidental expenses aka Subsistence expenses for travel within 25 miles of an employees's headquarters or residence shall NOT be reimbursed.

In computing the allowance for travel, the following maximum reimbursement may be allowed:

Up to $55.00 for meals and $7.00 incidentals may be reimbursed for each day of travel.  In addition, actual lodging costs (supported by a receipt/voucher) will also be reimbursed. 

LODGING AND MEALS & INCIDENTALS REIMBURSEMENT CAPS, AND RECEIPT REQUIREMENTS

 The following chart summarizes the applicable reimbursement methods and the maximum rates authorized for lodging and meal and incidental expenses (M&IE) incurred while on travel status:  

Less than 30 days with overnight stay

30 days or more

Continental U.S. Meals/incidentals

Lodging

Actual Expenses up to

$55/day + $7/day Incidentals

Actual Lodging costs

Max Meals and Lodging Per Diem determined by Authorized Approver. Cannot exceed Fed Per Diem for area

Alaska, Hawaii, U.S. Possessions

Meals/incidentals

Lodging

Published Federal Per Diem per location

Actual lodging expenses

Max Meals and Lodging Per Diem determined by Authorized Approver. Cannot exceed Fed Per Diem for area

International

Meals/incidentals

Lodging

 

Published Federal Per Diem per location for Meals/incidentals and Lodging

Max Meals and Lodging Per Diem determined by Authorized Approver. Cannot exceed Fed Per Diem for area