Volunteer allowance rates
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|MS Section & Paragraph||Type||Amount||Terms||See Also MS|
| 221 – 4.1
221 – 4.2
| Settling-In Allowance
(See Note 1)
|As determined by CD and approved by RD based on Settling-In Allowance Survey completed by Volunteers||Increases over 10% per fiscal year must be approved by RD based on analysis submitted to PC/W to assure availability of funds|
| 221 – 5.1
221 – 6.3
| Living Allowance
(See Notes 2, 3 and 4)
|As determined by CD and approved by RD based on Annual Living Allowance Survey at post||Increases over 10% per fiscal year must be approved by RD based on analysis submitted to PC/W to assure availability of funds||223|
|221 – 7.0|| Leave Allowance
(See Note 5)
|$24.00 per month normally paid in local currency with payment of living allowances||See Manual Section for alternative payments authorizations|
|221 – 8.1|| In-Country Travel
(See Notes 3 and 4)
|CD may establish monthly travel allowance for travel on official PC business. Amount based on annual living allowance survey and approved by RD||See paragraph 8-1 for restrictions and limitations|| 218|
|221 – 8.2|| En Route Allowance
(paid for medevac, PC/W consultation, termination, transfer, re-enrollment, etc.)
| $16.00 Travel in lieu of per diem.
(See Note 6)
|Travel expenses in excess of this amount for medevac or medical consultation require approval from MS or SS.||222|
|221 – 9.1.2|| Administrative Hold
|$32.00 per day whether at HOR, Wash., DC or other US location.|| Maximum 60 days Must be approved by RD
Maximum 45 days Must be approved by M/MS
|221 – 9.1.3|| Emergency Leave
(See Note 4)
|$32.00 per day whether at HOR, Wash., DC or other US location.||Maximum 14 days approved by CD and paid in full prior to departure from Post||220|
|221 – 9.1.4||Special Leave||$12.00 per day||Maximum 30 days approved by CD and paid in full prior to departure from Post|| 220|
| 221 – 9.1.5
221 – 9.1.6
| Medevac To United States
Medevac to Regional Medevac Point
| $32.00 per day plus actual lodging in the US Amount provided overseas dependent on rate established by CD at Regional medevac point.
(See Notes 7 and 8)
| First 3 days allowance paid in USC by post prior to departure plus travel allowance
First 7 days allowance paid in USC by post prior to departure plus travel allowance
|221 – 9.1.7||Other Daily Allowances While in the U. S.||$32.00 per day||222|
|221 – 9.2||Daily Allowances in Third Countries and Country of Assignment||(See Note 8)||222|
|221 – 10.0||Evacuation Allowances||(See Notes 7 and 8)||222|
- Allowance paid to newly assigned PCVs upon completion of PST to purchase necessary housing supplies, clothing and equipment. If a PCV is reassigned to another location, an additional settling-in allowance may be authorized if the CD feels it is justified. Amount is based in established rate as determined by previous Settling-In Allowance Survey. All newly assigned PCVs will complete a survey form within three months of swearing in and any adjustments will be based on an analysis of the survey as approved by the RD.
- Living allowances are based on local living standards and costs and are established based on an Annual Living Allowance Survey completed by PCVs as compared with a Market Basket Survey completed by staff assigned to the Post. Typically, living allowance expenses include, but are not limited to costs associated with housing, required utilities, household supplies, domestic help (only if both a local custom and a necessity), normal clothing replacement, food, moderate recreation and entertainment, reading materials, travel between home and work if required and not provided by host agencies, and incidental expenses. Living allowances will be paid monthly and are budgeted, obligated and paid in local currency. Any exceptions must be approved by the CFO and RD.
- Partial payment for close of service, early termination, medical separation, or other circumstances where a PCV/PCT terminates service before the end of the month will be prorated to cover the actual number of day served during the month in which served. Calculation will be adjusted to cover up to and including the last day of service.
- Payment of the monthly living allowance for a PCV on medevac or medical hold will continue for up to 45 days. For PCVs on emergency leave, payment of living allowances will continue during the emergency leave period and related travel time, but not during any extended period of leave.
- Normally, PCV leave allowance is paid monthly in local currency with the living allowance. In situations where there is a prohibition by the host country on converting currency, or where the CD determines it would be advantageous to permit PCVs to obtain their allowance in another country’s currency, the allowance may be paid in a single, cumulative lump sum upon notification by the PCV of planned vacation times. In those countries where PCVs elect to have their leave allowance paid in lump sum rather than monthly, the payment plan will apply to all PCVs, not differently for individuals.
- If a required stopover exceeds 6 hours, PCV receives 75% of the per diem rate paid authorized by the Standardized Travel Regulations. This does not apply to airport stopovers for changing flights where overnight lodging is not required, or is provided by the airlines.
- Daily rates outside of the allowances stated above in the United States are as follows:
- If lodging and meals are provided at PC expense (includes hospitalized PCVs and cases where meals and lodging are provided at a U. S. Government facility or by an airline): $5.00 per day for incidental expenses;
- If lodging only is provided at PC expense (includes hospitalized PCVs and cases where meals and lodging are provided at a U. S. Government facility or by an airline): $5.00 per day plus $6.00 per meal;
- If neither lodging nor meals is provided at PC expense (includes hospitalized PCVs and cases where meals and lodging are provided at a U. S. Government facility or by an airline):
- $32.00 per day for lodging (actual cost of lodging up to the maximum amount authorized for Peace Corps employees in the same country);
- Daily rates outside of the allowances stated above in the country of assignment or third country are as follows:
- If hospitalized: $5.00 per day and in accordance with instructions issued by Medical Services.
- If not hospitalized:
- Per diem rate for in-country PCVs as set by host CD per MS 813, but not to exceed 75% of the maximum per diem allowable for PC employees in the same country, or:
- In-Country Administrative/Medical Hold: Per diem rate established by the CD not to exceed rate set for PC staff;