TLE is an allowance intended to partially pay members for lodging/meal expenses incurred by a member/dependent(s) while occupying temporary lodging in the Continental United States (CONUS) in association with a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) move.
TLE is only authorized in the vicinity of the old/new Permanent Duty Station (PDS); it is not authorized for house hunting.
- TLE Reimbursement is limited to 10 days for a CONUS to CONUS PCS
- TLE Reimbursement is limited to 5 days to an Out of the Continental United States (OCONUS) PDS
- TLE Reimbursement is limited to 10 days from an Out of the Continental United States (OCONUS) PDS to a CONUS PCS
- TLE is capped at $290 per day
*Lodging at OCONUS locations may be reimbursed under Temporary Lodging Allowance (TLA). Contact your local pay for additional information.
Determining TLE Entitlement:
Determine the TLE entitlement by multiply the percentage in the following table by the applicable locality lodging and M&IE rates.
|No. of Eligible Persons Occupying Temporary Qtrs
|Member or 1 dependent
|Member and 1 dependent, or 2 dependents only
|For each additional dependent age 12 and over, add
|For each additional dependent under age 12, add
DD1351-2 Completed and signed by Reviewing official
PCS Travel Orders
DFAS Form 9098
Itemized Zero-balance Lodging Receipt
Need additional information?
More information can be found in Chapter 5 of the JTR http://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/Docs/perdiem/JTR.pdf
Page updated May 9, 2022