DEFINITION OF POST ALLOWANCE:
Post allowance is a non-taxable cost of living allowance
granted to employees stationed at a post or foreign area where the cost of living,
exclusive of quarters costs, is substantially higher than in Washington, DC. Post
allowance is not based on a percentage of your salary, but is a cost index percentage
between the Washington, DC area and the assigned post, and is based upon the number of
family members residing at the post and the base salary.
TO REQUEST POST ALLOWANCE:
To receive Post Allowance, you must submit a completed SF-1190. Post Allowance should be requested upon movement from temporary quarters to permanent quarters, or if TQSA is not used, upon arrival at the overseas duty location. Provide completed documents to email@example.com.
HOW LONG IT WILL TAKE TO RECEIVE POST ALLOWANCE:
It will take approximately four weeks to receive Post Allowance from
receipt of your completed request. Payment of post allowance is included in your
normal biweekly check.