A member of a uniformed service may be paid special pay at the rate
of $225 per month for any month in which he/she was entitled to basic
A member is entitled to IDP when assigned to a designated IDP area.
To see which areas are designated as IDP areas, view figure 10-1 in the DOD Financial Management Regulation.
The commander determines HFP based on whether a member is:
Three special situations affect HFP/IDP. These apply to members who are:
HFP/IDP is payable at the monthly rate of $225.00. Service members
will receive $7.50 for each day they are on duty in an IDP area up to
the maximum monthly rate of $225. Members who are exposed to a hostile
fire or hostile mine explosion event are eligible to receive
non-prorated Hostile Fire Pay (HFP) in the full monthly amount of $225. Members cannot receive both IDP and HFP in the same month.