Army Active Duty PCS

Defense Finance
and Accounting Service
Providing payment services of the U.S. Department of Defense

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.

Download this How to Complete the DD1351-2 Guide for detailed information and be sure to avoid these top errors to get your payment without delay.

Entitlements for Military Service Members

When completing a PCS move, you will in-process with your local Defense Military Pay Office (DMPO) who will help answer any of your entitlement questions. Click below to learn more about each entitlement and claim submission.

Monetary Allowance in Lieu of Transportation (MALT)
Plus (Per Diem)
Temporary Lodging Expense
Dislocation Allowance
Personally Procured Moves
Dependent Travel 
Advance Payments 

Separating or Retiring Military Service Members

Are you separating or retiring from service? Read more on what you need to know regarding your travel claim at the end of your military service. You are authorized the following entitlements:

Monetary Allowance in Lieu of Transportation (MALT)
Plus (Per Diem)
Dependent Travel
Personally Procured Moves (PPM)
Advance Payments

When you complete a PCS move, you will in-process with your local Defense Military Pay Office (DMPO) if DFAS pays your PCS. Your DMPO/travel office will answer specific entitlement questions and assist with completing your travel voucher package.

If DFAS does not pay your PCS travel claim, contact your servicing travel office.

List any previously paid advances on your travel voucher. Including your travel advance information is critical to make sure you are paid correctly. We don't want you to owe the government at some future date for an uncollected advance.

If DFAS settles your PCS travel, your DMPO sends your travel package to our DFAS Rome, NY location. We process the following types of vouchers for Army members:

- Permanent Change of Station (PCS) moves 
- Do-It-Yourself / Personally Procured Move (DITY/PPM
- Retirement claims

If DFAS does not process your military PCS claim, ensure you check with your servicing travel office for any additional specific requirements.

Include a current email address
Make sure you enter a current, valid email address on your DD1351-2 travel voucher. We send your 'notification of receipt' email to the address you provide. We don't want you to miss messages from us about your travel voucher!

Pay attention to your discarge date
Your travel voucher cannot be processed until the date you are placed on the retirement list or your discharge date. This date will be on your military orders. Refer to the Joint Travel Regulations (JTR) for more information.

Page updated June 30, 2015