Per Diem is a daily rate for you and your dependents while you travel from your old duty location to your new duty location.
What is Dislocation Allowance (DLA)?
Dislocation Allowance (DLA) is an allowance given to service members during military moves to assist with expenses you incur while relocating.
The allowance is a flat rate, meaning you don’t have to turn receipts. The amount is based on pay grade, and whether or not the service member has dependents.
Beginning in 2019, you may request an advance of your DLA to reduce the pressures of your move. Since this is going to be a cash disbursement, we recommend utilizing it for such things as deposits, earnest monies when you are buying a home, or other expenses that require you to have cash!
It’s important for us to note that not every move will result in a disbursement of DLA. For example, retirees and separating service members aren’t authorized this allowance. And, you can only get the allowance once per fiscal year.
Want to estimate your DLA? Use the MilVil app!
Formerly called a (Do-It-Yourself) DITY move, these are moves where you will pack and ship everything on your own.
Mileage is a flat-rate per mile reimbursement for travel.
Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) and Temporary Lodging Allowance (TLA) are two benefits available before you move into your new home.
You are authorized up to 5 separate forms of payment to ease the burden of your move. Understanding these items and your maximum authorized amounts can help you get the most of your PCSing experience.