Temporary Lodging Allowance for Dependents Lodged in Relative's Home

B-183386: Jun 25, 1975

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A decision was requested concerning an Army member's entitlement to receive temporary lodging allowances while his dependents resided with relatives. The member was not entitled to temporary loding allowances for dependents because his dependents were not required to occupy hotel-like accomodations at personal expense. However, since the traveltime between the relatives' residence and the member's duty station was more than 30 minutes and local regulations prevented the member from residing more than 30 minutes from his duty station, the member was entitled to temporary lodging allowances on his own behalf.