Hawaii – Navy Community
Temporary Lodging Allowance
TLA is an allowance to help offset the cost of living in hotels during your PCS move. TLA is based on the per diem rate and paid in 10-day increments. TLA is not paid in advance. It is paid after filing a completed claim with receipts and endorsements. It’s advisable to have at least $1,500 in traveler’s checks to meet immediate off-base living expenses. TLA is authorized for all command-sponsored military personnel arriving on Permanent Change of Station orders pending availability of privatized family housing or pending completion of permanent living arrangements. TLA commences the date your PCS orders are endorsed. It is imperative that you have your orders endorsed with the time and date reported as soon as possible after arriving on island. You will not be reimbursed for any days of temporary lodging prior to the report date endorsed on your orders. TLA room reimbursement will be at the Navy Lodge rate when a Certificate of Non-Availability (CNA) is not provided with the TLA claim.