Temporary Quarters Subsistence Allowance (TQSA): The purpose of TQSA is to assist with temporary lodging, meals, laundry and dry cleaning in a foreign area when an employee first arrives at a new post and permanent quarters are not yet available, or when an employee is getting ready to depart the foreign post permanently and must vacate residential quarters. An employee cannot receive the post (cost-of-living) allowancewhen receiving the TQSA. An employee may receive TQSA andLiving Quarters Allowanceat the same timewhen departing post only with agency permission for unusual circumstances described atDSSR124.1 and DSSR132.41a. For further information on TQSA, please refer toDSSR120.
SF-1190(07/2009) - Foreign Allowances Application, Grant and Report DS-0120(03/2015) - TQSA Worksheet *Worksheet for Employee to process TQSA claim TQSA Estimator *Calculate the amount of TQSA allowance