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Imminent Danger Pay

Jan. 7, 2010 - 02:21PM   |   Last Updated: Jan. 7, 2010 - 02:21PM  |  
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Service members qualify for imminent danger pay (IDP) of $225 per month if they are on duty outside the U.S. and are subject to physical harm or imminent danger due to wartime conditions, terrorism, civil insurrection or civil war. In some locations, IDP is paid only to land-based service members; in others, both land and the airspace above qualify. Certain bodies of water also qualify. In some locations, IDP is paid in addition to Hardship Duty Pay-Location. Areas that currently qualify for IDP:

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Service members qualify for imminent danger pay (IDP) of $225 per month if they are on duty outside the U.S. and are subject to physical harm or imminent danger due to wartime conditions, terrorism, civil insurrection or civil war. In some locations, IDP is paid only to land-based service members; in others, both land and the airspace above qualify. Certain bodies of water also qualify. In some locations, IDP is paid in addition to Hardship Duty Pay-Location. Areas that currently qualify for IDP:

Afghanistan — land and airspace

Algeria — land

Azerbaijan — land

Bahrain — land and airspace

Burundi — land

Chad — land

Colombia — land

Cuba/Guantanamo Bay

detention facilities — land

Democratic Republic of Congo — land

Djibouti — land

East Timor — land

Egypt — land

Eritrea — land

Ethiopia — land

Greece (20-km radius

from center of Athens) — land

Haiti — land

Indonesia — land

Iran — land

Iraq — land and airspace

Israel — land

Ivory Coast — land

Jordan — land

Kenya — land

Kosovo — land and airspace

Kuwait — land and airspace

Kyrgyzstan — land

Lebanon — land

Liberia — land

Malaysia — land

Montenegro — land and airspace

Oman — land

Pakistan — land

Philippines — land

Qatar — land and airspace

Rwanda — land

Saudi Arabia — land and airspace

Serbia — land and airspace

Somalia — land and airspace

Sudan — land and airspace

Syria — land

Tajikistan — land

Turkey — land

Uganda — land

United Arab Emirates — land

Uzbekistan — land

Yemen — land

Arabian Sea (north of 10°N latitude, west of 68°E longitude — sea

Gulf of Aden — sea

Gulf of Oman — sea

Persian Gulf — sea and airspace

Red Sea — sea

Somalia Basin — sea

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