Home to Duty
Service Persons assigned to the USA, and who are eligible, will be paid HDT. Typically, 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.
Unless an exception exists, this guidance does not supersede policy contained within JSP 752, Chapter 7 Section 3 or related Defence policy.
Automatic – The 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 – The 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 Form 016 sent to the J1 team. A PC deduction of the three mile manual HDT (Public) rate will also be deducted for each HDT journey completed in the month.
Manual HDT is for servicepersons that travel less than 15 return journeys per calendar month to their place of work, or by various means, (i.e. car/cycle or public transport).
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UNITED KINGDOM (GBP)
Service Person’s Responsibilities
Service Persons are to inform Parent 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.