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Meal Reimbursement Rates

1. Contiguous United States (CONUS)

There are two schedules of meal reimbursement rates, standard and high cost metropolitan area rates. High cost rates may be claimed if the traveler's destination is one of the cities or counties designated as a high cost metropolitan area.

To determine if your destination is a "High Cost Metropolitan Area", Click on the State Letter:

A   |  C   |  D   |  F   |   G   |    |    |    |   L   |   M    |  N   |   |   |  R   |  S   |  T   |  U   |   V    | 

Standard
High Cost
Comments
Breakfast
$ 9.00
$ 9.00
Rates
Lunch
$11.00
$13.00
are subject to change
Dinner
$25.00
$28.00
each fiscal year
Total
$45.00
$50.00

 

This web site may help you locate your city:  http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/county_outline.html

  • Meals are reimbursable on days when only a portion of the day is spent traveling if the following conditions are met:
    • Breakfast may be claimed if the traveler departed for the trip two hours earlier than normal work start time.
    • Dinner may be claimed if the traveler returned two hours later than normal work stop time at the office.
  • The cost of lunch is not reimbursable on day trips unless the traveler has met one of the following conditions:
    • Attended a conference where lunch was not included in the registration fee.
    • Declined to stay overnight to conserve limited travel funds.
    • Departed for the trip two hours earlier than their normal start time and/or returned two hours later than their normal stop time.

2. Non-Contiguous/Non-Foreign United States (OCONUS)

  • Examples: Puerto Rico, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, etc.
    • Reimbursement rates are based on the "Local Meals" column of the Defense Travel Management Office's web site in effect at the time of the travel.
    • A partial day's per diem should be calculated based on the total Local Meal Rate as follows: 15% Breakfast, 25% Lunch, 60% Dinner.
  • Non-Contiguous Per Diem rates can be obtained by contacting the Financial Services Help Line at (410) 704-5599 or through the Defense Travel Management's web site. When using this link, select " Exclude Military Installations" to simplify search results

3. Foreign Per-Diem Rates:

  • Reimbursement rates are based on the applicable Meal and Incidental Expense (M&IE) rate of the U.S. State Department in effect at the time of travel.
  • A partial day's per diem should be calculated based on the Total Meal and Incidental Expense Rate as follows: 15% breakfast, 25% lunch, and 60% dinner.
  • Foreign Per-Diem rates can be obtained by contacting the Financial Services Help Line at (410) 704-5599 or through the State Department's web site:

 

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