CONDITIONS: This example is for a member, spouse, and two children under the age of 12 who are occupying
temporary lodging that contains facilities for preparing and consuming meals. The locality per diem rate is $150
($76 lodging and $74 M&IE). The lodging expense is $138 per night. The member receives $13.11 per day for
3AQ and $4.30 per day for BAS.
1. Determine the TLA percentage based on four individuals.
150% (100% for first 2 plus 25% each for
children under 12)
2. Multiply the percentage in step 1 times one-half of the
150% x $37 $55.50
M&IE rate. Half of the M&IE rate = $37.
3. Add the result in step 2 to the actual lodging cost.
$55.50 + $138 = $193.50
4. Deduct the daily allowance from step 3.
$193.50 $17.41 = $176.09
BAQ = $13.11
5. Determine maximum TLA ratemultiply the percentage in 150% x $113 ($76 + $37) = $169.50
step 1 times the total of the maximum lodging amount plus
one-half of the M&IE amount ($76 + $37)
6. Compare the amounts in steps 4 and 5 and pay the lesser
$176.09 vs $169.50;
Pay $169.50 for each day.
Figure 8-8.Sample TLA computation involving temporary lodging with facilities for preparing and consuming meals.
NOTE: These figures are for illustrative purposes
only and may not contain the specifically corerct BAQ,
BAS, or per diem rates you should use. The information
in these figures is designed to help you learn how to
compute TLA entitlements. Please consult the most
recent authoritative publications for the currently
Restrictions on Concurrent Payments of
Overseas Station Allowances
As a senior DK, you should be aware that
concurrent payments of the overseas station allowances
we have just discussed have certain restrictions.
Normally, OHAs and COLAS are not payable
during a period in which a member is entitled to TLA
for himself or herself and/or dependents. However,
some exceptions to this rule apply when concurrent
payments of overseas allowances are payable. The
following situations are some examples of exceptions
to this restriction. In these examples, concurrent
allowances would be payable:
A members dependents are authorized to
remain at their place of residence after the member
departs as long as the dependents are in compliance with
the conditions we discussed earlier governing
entitlement of a members dependents to overseas
A members dependents precede the member to
the new PDS and the member is receiving allowances
as a member without dependents at the old duty station.
A member once established in permanent
quarters is required to vacate those quarters temporarily.
(OHA is not paid when housing cost is not incurred for
Station allowances are authorized for
dependents at a designated place outside CONUS while
the member serves an overseas restricted tour.
After reading about the playability requirements and
possible exceptions to these requirements, you may find
yourself feeling somewhat overwhelmed by the
technicalities involving payment of overseas station
allowances. There are certainly many different rules
concerning these entitlements. As a senior DK, you will
discover that once you begin to work with these
entitlements, the rules and computations will become
second nature. We have covered the general rules. For