Unaccompanied Tours: Support and Information
Separate Maintenance Allowances
- Separate Maintenance Allowance Regulations (DSSR 260) (rates noted)
- Separate Maintenance Allowance Questions and Answers
- Involuntary Separate Maintenance Allowances (DSSR 260)
- Involuntary Separate Maintenance Allowance (ISMA) Questions and Answers
- Allowances Frequently Asked Questions
Travel of Separated Families
3 FAM 3750 – Travel of Children of Separated Families
The provision in 3 FAM 3724(4) that required family members to travel to the same R&R location as the employee has been eliminated. As long as travel by family members provides relief from conditions at post, and the travel is in accordance with all other provisions of 3 FAM 3720, the R&R destination of family members may be different from the R&R destination of the employee. The change will provide greater flexibility to visit relatives, address the varied interests of family members, and pursue personal and business matters.
Eligible children who are traveling under Travel of Separated Families (3 FAM 3750) regulations prohibit payment of transportation for another person to accompany a child who is visiting a parent, however, the Department of State will pay the airline fee for a child who is traveling unaccompanied. The fee can not be used for any other purpose or to defray any other expenses.