This information provides a general understanding of civilian relocation travel pay entitlements. It is not intended to replace guidance found in the Joint Travel Regulations. Find rates for per diem, mileage and more at Defense Travel Management Office.

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RECENT NEWS:   We received the marginal tax rates and are now processing Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA) claims in the order they were received. We will begin processing and Income Tax Reimbursement Allowance (ITRA) claims as soon as our system is updated.

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Vouchers received May 18th are being processed today.

Travel vouchers are processed in the order they are received. You should receive payment 3-6 days after your claim is processed. Find the date your voucher was received on your "notification of receipt" email.

Check the status of your voucher with the  Online Payment Status Tool or by logging in to myPay. From the main menu, select "Travel Advice of Payment."

Our DFAS Rome, NY office processes vouchers for civilian employees of the following agencies:

- Defense Department Agencies
- Navy Working Capital Fund/Revolving Fund
- Army and the Army Materiel Command

Air Force and Marine Corps employees, we cannot assist you with your claim. Contact your finance office for travel pay assistance.  

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Make sure your claim is complete and correct before you send it in!
Follow these five steps:

  1. Review your specific entitlement under the "Types of Entitlements" below
  2. Use the Traveler's and Reviewer's Checklist to make sure you complete all the required information. 
  3. Read the Civilian Relocation Guide to find out how to complete the DD 1351-2 travel voucher.
  4. Look at these frequently asked questions.
  5. Avoid these top errors to get your payment without delay. 

Use the May 2011 version of the travel voucher, DD1351-2 form! 
After April 30, we will only accept the current version of the travel voucher. Earlier versions signed and dated May 1 or later will be returned for action. We don't want you to have to redo your claim on the current version of the form dated May 2011. 

The May 2011 version is accepted using one of the following methods...
1) digitally signed and electronically submitted,
2) digitally signed, hard copy printed then emailed, faxed or mailed in or 
3) hard copy printed with pen/ink signatures and emailed, faxed or mailed.

Remember, you can use the SmartVoucher to make things easier!
It guides you step-by-step through a series of questions and upon completion, it will generate a completed DD Form 1351-2 travel voucher. 

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Types of Entitlements

Some authorizations for entitlements are left to agency discretion. You are encouraged to contact your authorized order issuing office for additional information on entitlements authorized for your specific civilian relocaiton move.

If you are traveling within the Continental United States (CONUS), the most common entitlements you could be authorized are: 

House Hunting Trip (HHT) Temporary Quarters Subsistence Expenses (TQSE)
En Route Travel Miscellaneous Expense Allowance (MEA)  
Movement and Storage of Household Goods (HHG) Real Estate/Unexpired Lease Allowances
Privately Owned Vehicle Shipment within CONUS Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA)

If you are traveling outside the Continental United States (OCONUS), the most common entitlements you could be authorized are: 

En Route Travel to and from OCONUS
Renewal Agreement Travel (RAT)
Privately Owned Vehicle Shipment Pick-up/Drop Off Expense

Important Tax Information to understand before your move
Taxable entitlements - certain entitlements are considered taxable income
Advance entitlement - information to receive advance pay on anticipated travel
Withholding tax allowance - advance against Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA)

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Send civilian relocation vouchers to DFAS Rome: 

Fax:    216-367-3422
Email: DRO-216-367-3422@dfas.mil
Mail:   DFAS, Rome
          Attn: Travel Pay, Civilian Relocation
          325 Brooks Road
          Rome, NY 13441  

If you receive an “unable to deliver” message when sending a fax or email, your claim package may be over the 10MB limit. Use the Travel Voucher Direct which allows you 3 attachments of up to 5MB each on our secure, encrypted website. 

Page udpated April 7, 2015