Associated Allowances

Based on an Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (P&R) memorandum signed February 25, 2014, if you received certain allowances based on the erroneous Living Quarters Allowance (LQA) you were paid, you may have incurred additional debts.  These allowances are:
  • Educational Travel (i.e., Student Educational Travel)
  • Foreign Transfer Allowance (except wardrobe portion)
  • Home Service Transfer Allowance (except wardrobe portion)
  • Post Hardship Differential
  • Separate Maintenance Allowance
  • Temporary Quarters Subsistence Allowance
While you may have incurred these debts, no further action will be taken to pursue collection. The Department has determined that the cost of conducting audits and establishing associated debts would likely exceed the amount that would be collected.


If you have questions about associated allowances and met with a DFAS representative in Europe, Korea or Japan, please use your personal contact.  If you don’t have a personal contact at DFAS, please contact your HR office to obtain the name of a DFAS representative who can assist you.
Page updated February 27, 2014.