Home to Duty Travel

The aim of Home to Duty Travel (HDT) is to provide a contribution towards the costs incurred when eligible SP travel daily between their Residence at Work Address (RWA) and their place of duty. 

Service Persons assigned to the USA, and who are eligible, will be paid HDT. HDT will be paid at the ‘Public’ rate as personnel are not normally housed in privately rented or their own home when assigned to the USA. HDT will be paid for either automatically or manually.  

Automatic (15 journeys or more per calendar month). Automated HDT (Public) rate appropriate to the mileage travelled between the public residence and the place of duty will be paid for each day of the month, via salary. A Personal Contribution (PC) deduction of three miles automated HDT (Public) rate for either motor vehicles or pedal cycle will be automatically deducted for each day of the month, via salary.

Manual (less than 15 journeys per calendar month). Manual HDT (Public) rate appropriate to the mileage travelled between the public residence and the place of duty may be claimed for each HDT journey completed in each month manually via a JPA Form F016 and passed to relevant Unit HR. A PC deduction of the three-mile manual HDT (Public) rate will also be deducted for each HDT journey completed in the month.

SP are to submit their application to receive HDT upon arrival into their Permanent Assignment Location as part of the arrivals process. SP are to complete the HDT proforma and submit to Unit HR with supporting google map evidence.

​SP are to inform Unit HR of any change in circumstances, such as change in Residence At Work address, change in assigned place of duty, or Temporary Absence or Separated Service over nine days, that may affect HDT entitlements.

For further information on Home to Duty, including eligibility criteria, qualifying criteria, entitlement and rates, refer to JSP 752, Chapter 7, Section 3.

Contact: BDSUS-SG-Pers-Team-Mailbox@mod.gov.uk

Last Updated: Sep 29, 2022 @ 10:44 am

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