Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver on Tuesday indicated to reporters in Albany he would be open to changing how per diems are allocated to state lawmakers, possibly as a way to achieve a pay increase for the Legislature.

“I’m fine with that,” Silver said when asked about reforming the per diem system.

The current system was created as a reform in order to limit lawmakers overstating how much they should be reimbursed for working on taxpayer time.

But the per diem system has come under scrutiny after lawmakers linked to corruption scandals — including cases involving Assemblyman William Scarborough and former Assemblyman William Boyland.

“There’s a number of ways to do and obviously I’m open to suggestions as to how we would do it,” Silver said.

Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos on Monday in Albany said he would be open to linking a pay hike to per diem reform as well.

Both Silver and Skelos are backers of increasing the base pay for state lawmakers, which currently stands at $79,500. Lawmakers have not received a pay increase since 1999.

Any pay increase would likely have to be considered in a special session of the current lame-duck Legislature before the end of the year and newly elected lawmakers take their seats.

What remains to be seen is what Gov. Andrew Cuomo would want from the Legislature in exchange for signing off on a pay increase. Cuomo would likely come under pressure from advocates for a minimum wage hike and the Dream Act, but also could use the issue to gain leverage for approval on infrastructure projects and spending of a multi-billion surplus.