Meals and Incidental Expenses (M&IE)

Many factors come in to play when determining the reimbursable portion of your expenses.  The type of expense, where you traveled to and the amount of time you stayed at the travel location, are all taken into account.  Only allowable expenses, those that are necessary, reasonable and appropriately incurred for the primary benefit of laboratory business,  are considered for reimbursement.

Receipts are required for any expense of $50 or more, except as noted. Reimbursements are issued by check or direct deposit into your account.

Meals and Incidentals (M&IE) Rates

Unallowable Costs

Unallowable costs are those expenses that do not have a direct resulting benefit to laboratory business. They cannot be reimbursed. See Examples of Unallowable Costs in the Travel Manual.