from the PDS outside CONUS in connection with the
EARLY RETURN OF DEPENDENTS. In
most instances, a member is entitled to DLA for the
early return of dependents from an overseas duty
station. Some of the more common reasons are as
A dependent becomes involved in an incident
that is embarrassing to the U.S. Government or is
prejudicial to order, morale, and discipline in the
Adequate medical treatment is not available at
the PDS or in the theater of assignment.
When lack of adequate educational facilities or
housing for dependents is caused by conditions beyond
the members control and knowledge of those
conditions arose after the dependents began to travel to
the members overseas PDS.
When it is determined that the best interests of
the member or the dependents and the government
will be served for compelling personal reasons.
Such reasons include financial difficulties, marital
difficulties, unforeseen family problems, and
death or serious illness of close relatives. They can
also include situations of a humanitarian or
compassionate nature and situations that have an
adverse effect on the members performance of
As a result of disciplinary action taken against
the member resulting in confinement or transfer.
A member is entitled to DLA when one or more
dependents arrive at the location of the permanent
residence or the day all dependents have departed the
members overseas station, whichever is later.
Special Categories Where Dislocation
Allowance Is Not Authorized
No DLA entitlement accrues to a member in
connection with PCS travel performed as follows:
From home or place from which called (or
ordered) to active duty to first PDS
From last duty station to home or place from
which called (or ordered) to active duty upon
separation, release from active duty, placement on the
temporary disability retired list (TDRL), or
From last duty station in one period of service to
first PDS in new period of service when no PCS was
ordered between those stations
ENTITLEMENT FOR A MEMBER
MARRIED TO ANOTHER MEMBER
The entitlement to DLA for a member married to
another member can fall into many different categories.
Each member can be with or without dependents, and
many situations can arise concerning the time of
movement and the quarters at the old and new PDSs.
Table 3-1 is used for determination of DLA entitlement
for a member married to a member.
ACTIVE DUTY FOR TRAINING
Active duty for training (ACDUTRA) travel refers
to reservists who are called (or ordered) to active duty
with pay and subsequently return to their home or place
from which they were called to active duty. Before
discussing reservists, we need to define two terms:
active duty for training and annual training duty.
ACTIVE DUTY FOR TRAINING VERSUS
ANNUAL TRAINING DUTY
Active duty for training (ACDUTRA) is full-time
training duty in the active military service for the
express purpose of training members of the Ready
Reserve to acquire or maintain required skills. This
training includes initial basic training, advanced
individual training, annual training duty, and full-time
attendance at service schools so designated by law or
Annual training duty is the tour of active duty for
training, not to exceed 30 days during each calendar
year, required to be performed by members of the Ready
Reserve in an active-duty status.
Upon receiving a set of Reserve orders for payment,
you must first determine whether the member is on
active duty with or without pay. If the member is on
active duty with pay, you must determine whether the
period of active duty is less than 30 days or 30 days or
more. This will determine the procedures you must
follow for proper payment, as indicated in the following