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Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE)
Frequently Asked Questions
Updated: 04 December 2018

See JTR, Section 0506 for specific information and regulatory guidance on Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE).  See Computing Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) for how to calculate TLE and PDT Computation Example 17 for additional examples of TLE calculations.

1. What is the purpose of TLE?
2. What is temporary lodging?
3. Where must the temporary lodging be located?
4. May I be paid TLE for the same days that PCS per diem is payable?
5. What is my TLE allowance for an acquired dependent traveling to the current PDS?
6. Am I required to use Government quarters?
7. Am I paid TLE if I am assigned family-type Government quarters?
8. Do I have to provide lodging receipts?
9. Will TLE be paid for days I stay with friends or relatives?
10. Will I be paid TLE for my first or last PCS?
11. Can I be paid TLE and my spouse paid TQSE Allowance at the same time?
12. For how many days may I be authorized TLE?
13. How much will I be paid per day?
14. Is TLE calculated differently if my spouse and I are both Service members?


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