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Per Diem

Benefit overview

Per diem is money paid by the government for lodging, meals and incidental costs while on official travel. The amount varies based on the location of travel.

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Per diem helps pay for lodging and meals while on travel.

Service members and their families on official government travel orders can receive per diem to help pay for lodging, meals and incidentals.

How to access this benefit

The Defense Travel Management Office’s website has a link to the most recently published per diem rates.

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