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Per Diem - First and Last Days of Travel
Frequently Asked Questions
Updated: 05 February 2021

1. Does a traveler receive a different meals and incidental expenses (M&IE) rate for the first and last days of travel?
2. Does the time of departure or arrival affect the rate?
3. Does the Government meal rate or proportional meal rate apply on the first and last days of travel?
4. How does a traveler determine the M&IE rate for the travel day?
6. What M&IE rate does a traveler receive when return travel requires more than one stopover?
7. What M&IE rate does a traveler receive for overnight travel without lodging?
8. How is the M&IE rate for the first and last days of travel calculated?
9. May a traveler receive an exemption or waiver to the 75 percent rule?
10. Does the 75 percent rule also apply for permanent change of station travel?

 

     
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