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Actual Expense Allowance (AEA)
Frequently Asked Questions
Updated: 28 September 2020

1. May a traveler be reimbursed for actual lodging expenses if the traveler must spend more than the maximum lodging locality rate?

2. May an actual expense allowance be authorized before the official travel begins?

3. May a traveler request an actual expense allowance above 300 percent of the locality per diem rate?

4. Are actual meal and incidental expenses included in the actual expense allowance?

5. How is an actual expense allowance calculated?

6. May a traveler request an actual expense allowance above the standard CONUS per diem rate for permanent duty travel in the CONUS?



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