Daily Voucher Processing Update

As of May 13, current travel voucher turn around processing time is 3 business days. (Allow 3 - 5 business days for payment to deposit in your financial institution account once processing is complete.)

Travel vouchers are processed in the order they are received.

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Army Military permanent change of station (PCS) travelers are now able to use SmartVoucher to easily complete their travel vouchers and securely submit their DD 1351-2 and any supporting documentation electronically.  (See full list of voucher types below.)

For more information on SmartVoucher, click here.

In addition to traditional PCS Vouchers, Soldiers are able to use SmartVoucher for the following:<

  • Military PCS Advances and Vouchers
  • Vouchers for Dependent Moves During PCS
  • Supplemental Vouchers
  • Retirement/Separation Vouchers
  • Temporary Lodging Expense Vouchers
  • Dislocation Allowance Requests
  • Personally Procured Moves (PPM)/Do It Yourself (DITY) – As an attachment only for submission


The "Check Voucher Status" tool only works on CAC Computers.

This tool works with all browsers except Safari. 

Check the status of your voucher with the  Online Payment Status Tool. or contact the Customer Care Center 1-888-332-7411

Steps in the Voucher Payment Process

Claim Submission

DFAS processes Military PCS vouchers for Army Military Members only.

All other services, please contact your finance office for travel pay assistance.

Upload your travel voucher and supporting documents online!
Travel Voucher Direct is available for all travel claims computed and paid by DFAS.
Note: Do not use Travel Voucher Direct to submit SmartVoucher documents, it will delay your claim.


 Claim Submission: DFAS-MILPCS@mail.mil

Advance Submissions: DFAS-MILPCSADVANCE@mail.mil

VIP Submissions:



Attn: Travel Pay, MilPCS

325 Brooks RoadRome, NY 13441

Advances for Active Duty Service Members

Advance travel payments may be authorized for the below entitlements if the Member is not a Government Travel Charge Card (GTCC) holder or an advance is not specifically prohibited in the orders.

If an Army member is a card holder, an advance travel payment may only be authorized for DLA. The GTCC must be used for all other PCS travel expenses. For additional information, please see this memo.

SmartVoucher Advances

Army soldiers whose PCS claims are paid by DFAS Rome, should use SmartVoucher to request a Dislocation Allowance (DLA) Advance, if you qualify for this advance. Use of SmartVoucher will help mitigate delays during surge.

Login into SmartVoucher with your CAC or myPay userid and password.  Select Create Travel Advance button.  

  • Enter or *Review/Edit Profile Data
  • Answer “YES” to “Are you requesting an advance for DLA?”
  • Enter or *Review/Edit Dependent Data (as needed)
  • Attach Orders and All Amendments
  • Sign
  • Submit

*If Soldier has used SmartVoucher prior, personal and dependent data will be auto-populated.

Need help filling out SmartVoucher, click here for a guide.

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PCS Entitlements for Active Military Service Members

When completing a PCS move, you will in-process with your local pay office who will help answer any of your entitlement questions.

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

PCS Entitlements for Separating or Retiring Military Service Members

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

Per Joint Travel Regulations (JTR), we cannot process your travel voucher until the date you are placed on the retirement list or the discharge date on your military orders.

Form Completion

Make sure your claim is complete and correct before you send it in!  If you include a valid e-mail address in box 6e of your DD1351-2, we will send you updates.  Don’t forget to keep a copy of your submission.

Follow these tips:

  1. Use SmartVoucher – This guides you step-by-step through a series of questions and upon completion, it will generate a completed DD Form 1351-2 travel voucher.
  2. Follow the How to Complete the DD1351-2 Guide
  3. Use the Military Permanent Change of Station or Separating/ Retiring from the Military checklist to make sure you complete all the required information.
  4. Review your specific entitlement under the "PCS Entitlements" above.

Link here to access all the necessary forms for your Military PCS

ATTENTION customers submitting casualty PCS travel vouchers:

Submit your travel voucher packages to dfas.indianapolis-in.jfa.mbx.in-travel-casualty@mail.mil

or mail to:
     DFAS-IN/Casualty Travel (JFA)
     8899 E. 56th St.
     Indianapolis, IN  46249

Have DTS questions? Click here

Updated May 24 2022