Frequently Asked Questions
Military service members using government credit cards must use the split disbursement feature, which automatically pays the credit card vendor, Citi Bank, for credit card charges incurred while TDY. This requirement also affects partial/accrual payments for long-term temporary travel and local travel if the credit card is used.
Whether filing a SF 1164 for local travel or a DD Form 1351-2 the traveler must include all official expenses that were charged on the credit card during the official travel in the split disbursement payment box (block 1 of DD 1351-2). The The supervisor/approving official/reviewer is required to return to the traveler any claims that do not accurately reflect the charges to be sent to the credit card company. Money owed to the traveler that is above the amount owed Citi Bank will be sent by electronic funds transfer to the traveler's bank account. For claims sent to DFAS, a reviewer's signature is required on the travel claim before submission for payment. For more information on this policy, contact your local travel office.
DoD civilian employees using the government travel card are encouraged to use split disbursement to the maximum extent possible. This requirement also applies to partial/accrual payments for long-term TDY if the travel card is used. Partial/accrual payments must have a reviewer's signature, and will be returned unprocessed without the reviewer's signature and date.
For travel vouchers processed by DFAS, the travel office will disburse the travel payment in accordance with the instructions in block 1 of the DD Form 1351-2. However, if block 1 is empty, DFAS will follow the procedures below to determine how funds will be disbursed.
Page updated July 31, 2019