An allowance will become available for military families who are forced to isolate and quarantine, and who are separated from their loved ones due to the coronavirus. A cash allowance will also be available for troops who are quarantined after being exposed to the virus. Known as Hardship Duty Pay-Restriction of Movement, those who are unable to isolate at home will be eligible to receive up to $100 a day, up to 15 days a month. “HDP-ROM may only be paid in the case where your commander (in conjunction with military or civilian health care providers) determines that you are required to self-monitor and orders you to do so away from your existing residence at a location not provided by or funded by the government,” states the requirements. Service members are also not required to turn in receipts in order to receive the aid.
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