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2012 Military Dislocation Allowance Rates


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Military members may be entitled to a dislocation allowance (DLA) when relocating their household due to a PCS. However, keep in mind that DLA is intended to partially reimburse relocation expenses not otherwise reimbursed and probably will not reimburse all of the relocation expenses. The single rate is paid to members when government quarters are not assigned or they move due to a base closure or realignment. The married rate is paid when dependents make a PCS move or move due to a base closure or realignment.

While DLA rates are based on a calendar year (they change every Jan. 1), DLA payment limitations are based on a fiscal year (the fiscal year runs from 1 October to 30 September). Ordinarily members are entitled to only one DLA payment per fiscal year. However, there are some exceptions.

The charts on the following pages show the DLA rates for calendar year 2012:

Enlisted Members

Warrant Officers



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