Family Separation Allowance (FSA)
Benefit Fact Sheet
Family Separation Allowance (FSA) is payable to Soldiers with dependent Family members when the Soldier is required to be away from his or her permanent duty station for more than 30 continuous days in a TDY status and his/her 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.
Department of Defense (DoD) Financial Management Regulation, chapter 27, Family Separation Allowance: http://comptroller.defense.gov/Portals/45/documents/fmr/Volume_07a.pdf
Defense Finance and Accounting Services (DFAS) allowances information: https://www.dfas.mil/dfas/militarymembers.html
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: