Post Allowance

Post Allowance is a cost of living allowance that offsets the costs of goods and services at an overseas location as compared to costs in Washington, DC.

The Department confirmed that some U.S. citizens hired overseas in DOD NAF positions were not paid Post Allowance in accordance with DOD policy and regulations. To correct this situation, on March 21, 2008, the Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness) directed that the DOD NAF employers begin paying Post Allowance to all eligible NAF employees not currently receiving the benefit. By April 24, 2008, all NAF employers had started paying Post Allowance to all current eligible overseas NAF employees. DOD NAF procedures have been issued permitting current and former NAF employees to file claims for Post Allowance payments not paid for the period from December 1, 2001 to April 24, 2008. These procedures are being implemented by NAF employers in the Department of the Navy, the Department of the Air Force, and the Army and Air Force Exchange Service. The Department of the Army has consistently paid post allowance to NAF employees in compliance with DOD policy and therefore does not need to implement the pay remedy procedures. Information on submitting Post Allowance claims is provided in two documents on this website:

Procedures to Remedy Post Allowance Pay Errors and

Questions and Answers

Claims forms and instructions specific to the NAF employer accepting and processing the claims are found on the Component websites below:

United States Marine Corps:

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Commander, Navy Installation Command:

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Navy Exchange Service Command:

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Department of the Air Force:

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Army and Air Force Exchange Service:

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Department of Defense
Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Service
HR OPS, NAF Personnel Policy Division
4800 Mark Center Drive, Suite 06G21
Alexandria, VA 22350-1100
Commercial Phone (571) 372-1560

DSN (372)

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