1) What is TLA?TLA stands for Temporary Lodging Allowance. The purpose of TLA is to partially reimburse an individual for more than normal expenses incurred during occupancy of temporary lodging.
2) When is TLA authorized?TLA may be authorized when the TLA authority determines it is mandatory that a service member and/or dependents occupy temporary lodging at personal expense.
3) Who is eligible for TLA?TLA is authorized to service members in the following circumstances:
- Upon arrival after reporting for duty and signing off Permanent Change of Station (PCS) leave or on Permissive Temporary Duty in PDS vicinity while seeking or awaiting government quarters/private sector/on-post privatized housing assignment.
- Upon arrival in compliance with PCS authorization.
- Upon departure in compliance with PCS authorization.
- Under certain special conditions.
4) Where is the TLA rate accepted?The Inn at Schofield Barracks is the designated transient quarters for personnel stationed at Schofield Barracks, Wheeler Army Airfield and Helemano Military Reservation. If space is not available, the Inn will issue a Certificate of Non-Availability (CNA), which enables the service member to obtain other hotel lodging at the TLA rate. There is no designated transient lodging facility for personnel stationed at Fort Shafter, Tripler Army Medical Center, Camp Smith, Pearl Harbor or Hickam Air Force Base.
You can learn more about TLA here.