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Temporary Lodging Expense

Benefit overview

Temporary Lodging Expense partially reimburses a service member for lodging and meal expenses while staying in temporary lodging in the continental United States during a permanent change of station. A service member may not receive both TLE and per diem for PCS travel on the same day. TLE may be paid for any day that per diem for PCS travel time is not paid, up to 7 or 14 days.

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TLE can help offset costs during a move.

Service members who are moving for a PCS inside the continental United States may qualify for partial reimbursement through TLE.

How to access this benefit

More information on the TLE benefit can be found through your local pay office. You can find the contact information for your local pay office through MilitaryINSTALLATIONS.

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