2022 AFBA Financial Planning Guide

Rate which is a higher level of reimbursement. The Basic and Standard rates vary by gender and service. The table on the previous page provides allowance information. In addition, there are special clothing allowances which are payable to members whose duties require them to wear either civilian– type clothing or special military clothing (e.g., members of the Army Band). CONUS COLA. The Cost of Living Allowance for the Continental United States is designed to partially offset the higher, non–housing costs experienced by active duty members living in designated high cost areas in the United States. The amount varies based upon rank, dependent status, years of service and geographical location. Payments range from $22 to $59 per month. Dislocation Allowance (DLA). Dislocation Allowance is designed to partially reimburse active duty personnel for the expenses they incur in relocating their households in conjunction with a permanent change of station. The allowance is determined by the member’s grade and is paid at either a “with dependents” or “without dependents” rate. The table to the right provides the Dislocation Allowance rates for 2022. Family Separation Allowances (FSA). FSA is payable only to members with dependents. The monthly payment of $250 is designed to provide compensation for the added expenses incurred because of an enforced family separation under one of the following conditions: a. FSA-R. Transportation of dependents is not authorized at government expense and the dependents do not live in the vicinity of the member’s home port/permanent duty station. b. FSA-S. The member is on duty aboard a ship, and the ship is away from the home port continuously for more than 30 days. c. FSA-T. The member is on TDY/away from the permanent duty station continuously for more than 30 days and the member’s dependents do not reside at or near the TDY/ TAD station. Overseas Station Allowances. Overseas Station Allowances consist of a series of payments designed to help defray the additional costs for food, lodging, and related incidental expenses incurred by active duty members and their

Dislocation Allowance

Without Dependents $4,345.94 $4,345.94

With Dependents $5,349.82 $5,349.82 $5,349.82 $5,349.82 $4,817.02 $4,643.12 $4,092.99 $3,386.27 $2,891.47 $2,584.80 $3,639.23 $3,283.56 $3,033.76 $3,950.70 $3,621.89 $3,318.33 $2,3,052.73



O-9 O-8 O-7 O-6 O-5 O-4 O-3 O-2 O-1

$4,345.94 $4,345.94 $3,987.05 $3,840.05 $3,558.63 $2,851.96 $2,262.31 $1,905,00 $3,079.60 $2,618.00 $2,251.23 $3,615.52 $3,210.82 $2,698.61 $2,396.68 $2,006.15 $2,637.00 $2,420.37 $2,067.85 $1,871.77 $1,726.35 $1,501.85 $1,473.41 $1,196.76 $1,067.17

O-3E O-2E O-1E

W-5 W-4 W-3 W-2 W-1

$2,640.16 $3,476.44 $3,204.52 $2,975.28 $2,749.19 $2,472.52 $2,472.52 $2,472.52 $2,472.52 $2,472.52

E-9 E-8 E-7 E-6 E-5 E-4 E-3 E-2 E-1


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