Temporary Quarters Subsistence Expense

(TQSE)

DEFINITION OF TEMPORARY QUARTERS SUBSISTENCE EXPENSE:

Temporary Quarters Subsistence Expense (TQSE) is a supplemental allowance intended to reimburse employees for the cost of lodging, food, and other necessities when occupying temporary quarters. Temporary Quarters Subsistence Expense may be authorized up to 60 days, and reimbursement is taxable.

HOW TO DETERMINE YOUR MAXIMUM ALLOWANCE:

DAYS 1-30:
Employee: 1 x $149.00
Family Members 12 and Over: # of members x $111.75
Family Members Under 12: # of members x $74.50

DAYS 31-60:
Employee: 1 x $111.75
Family Members 12 and Over: # of members x $74.50
Family Members Under 12: # of members x $149.60

EXAMPLE: 
Employee: (1) x $149.00 = $149.00
Family Members Over 12: 2 members x 111.75 = $223.50
Family Members Under 12: 2 members x $74.50 = $85.00
Maximum Allowance = $521.50

TO REQUEST TEMPORARY QUARTERS SUBSISTENCE ALLOWANCE:

Submit travel voucher DD 1351-2, Travel Voucher, upload form to the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) Voucher Direct: https://corpweb1.dfas.mil/askDFAS/custMain.action?mid=Instructions or you can send to DFAS Rome: Fax: 216-367-3422, Email: dfas-civrelo-vouchers@mail.mil.

Mail: DFAS Rome, Attn: Travel Pay, Civilian Relocation, 325 Brooks Road, Rome, NY 13441

When filing your claim, you will need to provide a copy of your PCS travel order.

 

  1. DD Form 1351-2 (Travel Voucher/Sub Voucher) – Be sure to review the Civilian relocation DD Form 1351-2 Voucher checklist.
  2. DD Form 1614 (Travel Authorization/Orders) with all amendments.
  3. DD Form 2912 ­– Be sure actual expenses are claimed, no rounding of dollar amounts.
  4. Paid, itemized lodging receipt and lease, if applicable.
  5. Paid, itemized receipts for any single expense of $75 or more.

For tutorials, see https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhx_8nsfXqVj-Pf34sZ8pPVe4MOuxXN5-. A link to SF-1351-2 is provided below. Columbus (DFAS-CO), Travel Branch at 614-693-2463 (DSN 869).  Settlements are required at the completion of each 30 days.  For settlement, you will need to submit travel voucher (DD Form 1351-2), itemization sheet, hotel bills, and expenses of $75 or more.

  

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