Worldwide Systems Outages Causing Disruptions

Due to a worldwide software issue affecting travel and other systems, travelers may experience travel disruptions. Travel Management Companies, airlines and other travel providers may also be experiencing systems outages. Please see the traveler disruption page for guidance.

Dislocation Allowance

A dislocation allowance (DLA) partially reimburses a service member for expenses incurred when moving a household. The DLA is a flat amount and may be paid as a primary DLA, a secondary DLA, or a partial DLA, depending upon the circumstances of the household move.

A service member’s grade and dependency status on the permanent change of station (PCS) travel order’s effective date [PDF, 2 pages] determines the amount of the DLA.

Only one DLA payment is permitted in a fiscal year, unless the situation qualifies as an exception specified in the JTR, par. 050501 [PDF].

Secondary and Partial DLAs

Service members are eligible for a secondary DLA when a PCS order is amended, modified, canceled, or revoked. See JTR, par. 050507 [PDF] for more information or contact a servicing Finance Office with additional questions.

A partial DLA is a one-time payment paid at a flat rate for a qualifying event. Download current and archived partial DLA rates [PDF, 1 page] or refer to the JTR, par. 050508 [PDF] for more information.

Files contain primary and secondary rates.