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Permanent Change of Station/Relocation
Frequently Asked Questions
Updated: 21 February 2017

1. HOUSE HUNTING TRIP (HHT) PRIOR TO MOVE - FOR DoD CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES

2. TEMPORARY LODGING EXPENSE (CONUS)

3. UNIFORMED: TEMPORARY LODGING EXPENSE (TLE) & TEMPORARY LODGING ALLOWANCE (TLA) / CIVILIAN: TEMPORARY QUARTERS SUBSISTENCE ALLOWANCE (TQSA) AND FOREIGN TRANSFER ALLOWANCE (FTA) -- (OCONUS)

4. MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE ALLOWANCE (MEA) / DISLOCATION ALLOWANCE (DLA)

5. REAL ESTATE EXPENSES - FOR DoD CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES

6. RELOCATION SERVICES - FOR DoD CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES

7. PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SERVICES - FOR DoD CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES

8. HOME MARKETING INCENTIVE PROGRAM - FOR DoD CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES

9. PER DIEM FOR PCS TRAVEL

10. RELOCATION INCOME TAX (RIT) ALLOWANCE - FOR DoD CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES

11. WAIVE LIMITATION ON PCS RELOCATION ALLOWANCES - FOR DoD CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES

12. TEMPORARY CHANGE OF STATION (TCS) - LIMITED RELOCATION ALLOWANCES IN LIEU OF EXTENDED TDY - FOR DoD CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES

13. PCS ALLOWANCES TIME LIMITATION

14.TRAVEL BY PRIVATELY OWNED CONVEYANCE (POC)

15. DEPENDENT TRAVEL WITHIN CONUS BY OTHER THAN POC

16. HHG TRANSPORTATION

17.MOBILE HOME TRANSPORTATION

18. NON-TEMPORARY STORAGE (CONUS)

19. WAIVE LIMITATION ON PCS RELOCATION ALLOWANCES - FOR DoD CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES

20. WAIVE LIMITATION ON PCS RELOCATION ALLOWANCES - FOR DoD CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES

21. DAMAGE CLAIMS

22. TRANSPORTATION OF PRIVATELY OWNED VEHICLES (POV) (CONUS)

23.TRANSPORTATION OF PRIVATELY OWNED VEHICLE (POV) (OCONUS)

24. POV STORAGE IN LIEU OF POV TRANSPORTATION - FOR UNIFORMED MEMBERS

25. DEPENDENT TRAVEL OUTSIDE CONUS

26. DEPENDENT EARLY RETURN/EARLY RETURN OF DEPENDENT ALLOWANCES

Most dollar limits on civilian allowances are imposed either by the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) (41 CFR §302) or Joint Travel Regulations. JTR is the DoD supplement to FTR. Most dollar or weight limits on uniformed personnel allowances are imposed by law or directly/indirectly by the Services through JTR. Some JTR limits are based on DoD policy (Pers, Trans); some Service-unique policies implemented through regulations that supplement JTR.

For more information about uniformed member allowances, see the Joint Travel Regulations, (JTR) on this website under the Travel Regulations tab. JTR has the information. Here's where it is:

  • General Rules (JTR, Ch 5, Part A1)
  • Member Travel (JTR, Ch 5, Part A2) - Travel via Homeport/Designated Place
  • Dependent Travel (JTR, Ch 5, Part A3) (More than 2 POCs, JTR, par. 5154-B)
  • HHG Shipment (w/Storage) and/or NTS (JTR, Ch 5, Part A5 & App F)
  • POV Shipment (JTR, Ch 5, Part A6 a, b & d)
  • POV Storage (JTR, Ch 5, Part A6 c)
  • Mobile Dwelling Shipment in lieu of HHG Shipment (JTR, Ch 5, Part A7)
  • Dislocation Allowance DLA (JTR, Ch 5, Part A10)
  • Temporary Lodging Expenses (TLE) CONUS (10/5 Days) (FTR, Ch 5, Part A9)
  • Temporary Lodging Allowance (TLA) OCONUS (JTR, Ch 9, Part C)

For more information about civilian employee allowances, see the Joint Travel Regulations, (JTR) on this website under the Travel Regulations tab. JTR has the information. Here's where it is:

  • General Rules (JTR, Ch 5, Part B1)
  • PCS Order Preparation (JTR, App I)
  • Employee Travel (JTR, Ch 5, Part B2)
    • First Duty Station Travel, JTR, pars. 5556 and 5558
    • Renewal Agreement Travel (RAT), JTR, Ch 7, Part A10
    • Separation Travel from OCONUS Duty, JTR, par. 5572
    • Career SES Appointees Move Home, JTR, par. 5574
  • Dependent Travel (JTR, Ch 5, Part B3) - More than 2 POCs (JTR, par. 5604-B)
  • HHG Shipment (w/Storage) and/or NTS (JTR, Ch 5, Part B5 & Apps A & F)
  • POV Shipment (JTR, Ch 5, Part B6)
  • Mobile Dwelling Shipment in lieu of HHG Shipment (JTR, Ch 5, Part B7)
  • Miscellaneous Expense Allowance (MEA), (JTR, Ch 5, Part B10)
  • Subsistence Expenses while Occupying Temporary Quarters (TQSE) (JTR, Ch 5, Part B9)
  • Real Estate Transaction Expenses (JTR, Ch 5, Part B14)
  • Relocation Service Companies (JTR, Ch 5, Part B15a)
  • Property Management (PM) Services (JTR, Ch 5, Part B15b)
  • Home Marketing Incentive Payments (JTR, Ch 5, Part B15c)
  • Relocation Income Tax Allowance ( RIT Allowance), (JTR, Ch 5, Part B16)

For all per diem rates, go to the Per Diem Rates Section.

 

     
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