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FY 2008 Military Overseas Per Diem Rates



Temporary Duty Per Diem is payable when a military member is performing temporary duty (TDY) at a location different from where they are stationed. (Note: TDY is different than being "deployed." Individuals who are "deployed" to "field conditions," like Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, etc., do not receive Per Diem, as they are considered to be under "field conditions.)" Military members in initial entry training (basic training and job training) also do not receive Per Diem.

The rates below are for periods of time that the member is actually performing TDY duty at the location. Per diem rates when the member is in a travel status (traveling from one location to another) are completely different.

The "Lodging Rate" shows the maximum amount the military can reimburse the member for lodging expenses for that area. Lodging reimbursement is, however, based on the actual cost of the lodging. For example, if the lodging rate is $55, and the member stays at a hotel that costs $40 per night, the member will only be reimbursed $40 per night (actual lodging expenses). If, on the other hand, the lodging rate is $55, and the member stays at a hotel that costs $70 per night, the member will only be reimbursed $55 per night (the maximum authorized lodging rate). If the member's TDY is to a military installation, he/she is not allowed to stay off-base (in a hotel/motel), unless they receive a statement of non-availability of government quarters from the base billeting office. If the member does not receive this statement, then he/she will only be reimbursed for the cost of on-base lodging (which is usually far below the cost of off-base hotels/motels).

For meal reimbursement, the member is entitled to the "Local Meals Rate" rate if there are no government meals (chow hall) available, and/or the member is not directed to consume government meals in their TDY orders, and/or there are no government quarters available, and the member is staying off-base.

The "Proportional Meals" rate is used if government quarters are available, and government meals (chow hall) are available, and the member's TDY orders direct that the member consume at least one government meal per day. (Note: If the TDY orders require that the member consume all three meals -- breakfast, lunch, and dinner -- in the Chow Hall, then the member receives the "Government Meal" rate for that base, which is normally about 1/2 of the Proportional Meal Rate).

The "Incidentals" column indicates additional daily pay a member receives if they stay off base in order to pay for incidentals.

The "Max Per Diem" rate is the maximum amount of daily TDY Per Diem authorized to be paid for that location.

Daily Per Diem Rates for US VIRGIN ISLANDS. (For localities in US VIRGIN ISLANDS not shown below, see All Areas Not Otherwise Listed).

2008 Per Diem Rates

Locality Season Begin Season End Lodging Local Meals Prop Meals Incidentals Max Per Diem
ST. CROIX 04/15 12/14 135 74 42 18 227
ST. CROIX 12/15 04/14 187 78 44 19 284
ST. JOHN 04/15 12/14 163 78 44 20 261
ST. JOHN 12/15 04/14 220 83 46 21 324
ST. THOMAS 04/15 12/14 240 84 47 21 345
ST. THOMAS 12/15 04/14 299 89 49 22 410

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