TLA (Temporary Lodging Assistance) is for OCONUS duty stations. TLA is meant to partially offset cost of temporary lodging and meals while you wait for permanent housing. There is a sixty-day maximum when arriving at a new duty station and a ten-day maximum when leaving.
TLE (Temporary Lodging Expense) is for CONUS moves. TLE is meant to partially offset costs of lodging and meals when you need temporary housing. TLE is available for CONUS-to-CONUS moves up to ten days. It is available for the CONUS portion of a CONUS-to-OCONUS move for up to five days.
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