Family Separation Allowance (FSA)

Regular Army: Retired

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.


Retired Army Soldiers are not eligible for FSA.

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: 02 April 2019