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Top errors on vouchers, DD Form 1351-2

Submitting incomplete or inaccurate travel vouchers can prevent you from receiving all payments you are entitled to. Avoid the following common errors:

  1. Make sure you have the most recent version of the DD From 1351-2 dated May 2011. All earlier versions will be sent back for correction. 
  2. Itinerary not filled out correctly or completely, block 15
  3. Missing Claimant signature or date in blocks 20 a & b
  4. Missing Reviewer signature or date in blocks 20 c, d & f
  5. Receipts do not show a zero balance or state “paid in full”
  6. Missing supporting documentation such as receipts for lodging or rental car( regardless of cost)  or any expense of  $75 or more. 
  7. Excess Baggage is not authorized on the orders.  Please note that in order to be reimbursed for ANY baggage fees charged by an airline, Excess Baggage Authorized MUST be included on the orders. The first checked bag that an airline automatically charges for does not have to be authorized in your orders. This is nor for oversized, overweight or additional bags - those must still be authorized.
  8. IBA (Individually Billed Account) is not authorized on the travel orders
  9. Documents submitted for processing are illegible
  10. Documentation submitted is missing orders, amendments, or roster
  11. Accounting line provided on travel voucher is missing or invalid 
  12. Including the dates of accrual when submitting an accrual voucher.

Don’t throw out that receipt just yet, but if you did – we can help!
Did you return from a TDY and discover that you have misplaced an important receipt needed to properly file your Travel Voucher?
Completing a Statement In Lieu of Lodging or Statement in Lieu of Actual Receipts can allow you to be reimbursed for your TDY expenses, even if you lost your original receipt.  In the event that you lost your original receipt, complete the appropriate statement in lieu of form and submit with your DD1351-2.

Page updated August 9, 2019