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    Quote Originally Posted by Donna View Post
    DLA is "free" moving money. There is a link in this forum up at the top that has DLA rates on it.

    http://militarysos.com/forum/showthread.php?t=130089
    wait.. so do you get DLA on top of the travel pay? because we definitely got more than that rate shows.... AND it was random.... all we figured out was that it was for travel... except that it was more than we thought we would be reimbursed for.... it was about twice the DLA... did we get more than we were supposed to? or are we supposed to get reimbursed AND DLA?

    omg i feel like such a loser newbie at all this!!
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    wait.. so do you get DLA on top of the travel pay? because we definitely got more than that rate shows.... AND it was random.... all we figured out was that it was for travel... except that it was more than we thought we would be reimbursed for.... it was about twice the DLA... did we get more than we were supposed to? or are we supposed to get reimbursed AND DLA?

    omg i feel like such a loser newbie at all this!!
    my thoughts, if you feel like you guys got more than you were supposed to. Have your DH go to finance and have them figure it out. Better to owe now and KNOW about it than 6-12 months from now not getting a paycheck with no warning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donna View Post
    DLA is "free" moving money. There is a link in this forum up at the top that has DLA rates on it.

    http://militarysos.com/forum/showthread.php?t=130089

    I got it now. Thanks Donna-that's is what he will be getting.

    I've heard that taking a travel advance is a bad move because finance tends to mess up the repayments.
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    I got it now. Thanks Donna-that's is what he will be getting.

    I've heard that taking a travel advance is a bad move.
    we have ALWAYS taken advance travel and never had a problem. But I am a stickler for receipts and what not.
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    we have ALWAYS taken advance travel and never had a problem. But I am a stickler for receipts and what not.
    I'll bet that the people I've talked to were just clueless
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    my thoughts, if you feel like you guys got more than you were supposed to. Have your DH go to finance and have them figure it out. Better to owe now and KNOW about it than 6-12 months from now not getting a paycheck with no warning.
    i dont KNOW if we got more than we were supposed to though.... DH thinks its fine.... and i simply don't know what to expect. all the different names for everything... all the rules... I knew we would be getting reimbursed... I had that all figured out.... and DH DID say something about 'being paid simply to move' or something... so im trying to figure out if we DO get reimbursed AND get extra pay for moving.... i'm really lost.... HE thinks its right... but i'm worried it might not be....
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    Byanna:

    the easiest way to figure it out:

    take the total you guys got and subtract each allowance:

    per diem 109 a day for him,,, 81.75 a day for you x the number of authorised travel days.

    then subtract the MALT: 19 cents a mile for each mile of authorised travel miles.

    subtract the DLA you are authorised:

    what is left?

    did you do a partial or FULL dity move?

    did you count the BAH you got enroute?

    did you use TLE?

    you can PM me and I can help you walk thru it if you need me to.

    HTH's
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    i think a misconception is the travel PAY and advance PAY:

    travel pay is everything I posted earlier

    advance PAY: is advance BAH or advance BASE pay : theses ARE the only things you need to set up repayment with.

    For most branches that have finally come to the conclusion it is easier to do the paperwork first instead of after.

    all branches will now allow the travel money to be paid in advance a percentage but still a very good part of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunsgirl View Post
    Byanna:

    the easiest way to figure it out:

    take the total you guys got and subtract each allowance:

    per diem 109 a day for him,,, 81.75 a day for you x the number of authorised travel days.

    then subtract the MALT: 19 cents a mile for each mile of authorised travel miles.

    subtract the DLA you are authorised:

    what is left?

    did you do a partial or FULL dity move?

    did you count the BAH you got enroute?

    did you use TLE?

    you can PM me and I can help you walk thru it if you need me to.

    HTH's
    thanks! I think I get it now
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    Is it .19 per car or just for 1 car?
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