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NYS Travel Information

Method I Reimbursement Rates
Unreceipted Meal Allowance for Day Trips

Method I - Unreceipted Per Diem Rates

This flat rate per diem allowance for meals, lodging and incidentals may be used regardless of where lodging was obtained, even if you stay with a relative of friend. No receipts are required. To receive the full per diem the traveler must be in overnight travel status and be eligible for both breakfast and dinner.

Reimbursement for meals, lodging and incidental expenses on a per diem basis as follows:

Location Per Diem
New York City and Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland and Westchester Counties $50.00
Cities of Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and their respective surrounding metropolitan areas $40.00
All other location in New York State $35.00
Out of State (this includes any out of state tax on lodging) $50.00

Unreceipted Meal Allowances for Day Trips

Meal Allowance
Breakfast $5.00
Dinner $12.00