Family Separation Allowance (FSA)

Army National Guard: Drilling

Benefit Fact Sheet


Family Separation Allowance (FSA) is payable to Soldiers with dependent Family members when the Soldier is required to be away from their permanent duty station for more than 30 continuous days in a TDY status and their dependents are not residing at or near the temporary station.


Drilling Army National Guard Soldiers are not usually eligible for FSA.  However, when activated for annual training for a period of more than 30 days FSA may apply.

Additional Information

Department of Defense (DoD) Financial Management Regulation, chapter 27, Family Separation Allowance:

Defense Finance and Accounting Services (DFAS) allowances information:

For additional information on possible changes to this benefit as a Wounded Warrior, please visit the Wounded Warrior Pay section of the Defense Finance and Accounting Services (DFAS) website at:

Document Review Date: 09 November 2021