Monetary Allowance in Lieu of Transportation (MALT) Effective 1 January 2011 What is it? The MALT is the amount paid when a member and/or the member's family drive to their new duty station, based on the Official Military Table of Distances. Available: CONUS and OCONUS. How is it figured? If first vehicle contains: 1 or more Authorized Traveler (AT) $ Per Mile* $0.19
If second vehicle contains: 1 or more Authorized Traveler (AT)
$ Per Mile*
Special note: Approval is needed before MALT can be paid for more than 2 vehicles.
Per Diem Allowance What is it? The Per Diem Allowance is designed to reimburse you and your family for the costs associated with meals and lodging when you travel to your new duty station. Available: CONUS and OCONUS. How is it figured? The 2010 per diem rates for travel by air are available online at < http://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/perdiem/faqpcs.html > . Per diem rates for car travel are based on a flat $123rate (as of 1 Oct. 2010). In computing per diem, the military uses 350 miles per day as the standard one- day travel distance. To determine the number of days per diem, take the Official Government Mileage between duty stations and divide by 350. An additional day of travel is allowed if the remainder is 51 miles or more. Per diem rates vary by the person's age. Each family member is entitled to a different percentage of the applicable per diem rate on the days they are eligible:
Service member Spouse Children over 12 Children under 12
100% of the rate 75% of the rate 75% of the rate 50% of the rate
The total per diem reimbursement on your move is the sum of the allowable per diem for each family member. Example: The per diem is in this case is assumed to be $109, and there is a spouse, six-year-old child and a thirteen year-old child in the family in addition to the service member.
Member Spouse (@75%) Child over 12 (@ 75%) Child under 12 (@ 50%)
$123.00 92.25 92.25 61.50
Total per diem
Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) What is it? The TLE is designed to partly reimburse relocating members and families for the cost of meals and lodging incurred when temporary housing is needed.