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Family Separation Allowance

Benefit overview

Family Separation Allowance is an additional pay given to service members whose family members cannot live with or near them at their permanent duty station. FSA can be provided at locations both inside and outside the United States. FSA compensates service members for added expenses because the family was separated.

How this benefit helps

This benefit helps service members and their families pay for additional costs that result from living in separate locations.

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FSA can help cover costs of living apart.

Having your family members live apart from you can come with some additional costs. FSA helps to offset these costs.

How to access this benefit

To apply for FSA, you will need to submit a DD Form 1561, Statement to Substantiate Payment of Family Separation Allowance, to your servicing personnel office. You can find your installation’s Personnel Support Office contact information through MilitaryINSTALLATIONS.

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