Temporary Lodging Allowance and Expenses are provided to partially reimburse a member for the more than normal expenses incurred while occupying temporary lodgings.
TEMPORARY LODGING EXPENSE (TLE).
TLE is designed to partially offset lodging and meal expenses when a member and/or dependents need to occupy temporary lodging in CONUS (Continental United States) in connection with a PCS. The member receives reimbursement (for member and family members) for temporary lodging and meal expenses, up to $180 per day.
If the member is moving from from one CONUS base to another, he/she is authorized up to 10 days TLE, either at the losing duty station or at the new duty station (or any combination, up to 10 days total).
If the member is moving from CONUS to overseas, they can only receive up to five days TLE at the losing duty station. If the member is moving from Overseas to CONUS, they can receive up to 10 days TLE at the new CONUS duty station after arrival.
TLE is not paid for lodging made during the actual travel days from one duty station to another (that’s an entirely different animal, called “per diem,” rather it’s for temporary lodging (in the states) at the old duty station, before departure, or at the new duty station, after arrival.
For more information about TLE, see the TLE FAQ Page
TEMPORARY LODGING ALLOWANCE (TLA).
What TLE is to CONUS, TLA is to overseas. Up to 60 days (can be extended) may be paid for temporary lodging expenses and meal expenses after a military member (and his/her family) arrive at a new overseas location, while awaiting housing. Up to 10 days of TLA can be paid for temporary lodging expenses in the overseas location, prior to departure.
For more information about TLA, see the TLA FAQ Page