How to Fill Out DD Form 1351-2?
Travelers must submit accurately filled pay-ready vouchers in order to receive reimbursement on time. The DD Form 1351-2 instructions go as follows:
- Start with choosing the payment method in Box 1. The Paying Office will send payments to a Government Travel Charge Card (GTCC) or pay by check.
- Boxes 2 through 11 are for your personal information. Enter your name, grade, SSN, full address and other required information into the corresponding boxes. Leave Box 10 blank.
- List all of your dependents in Box 12, and point out if they had accompanied you during this trip. Dependent's address on receipt of orders should be listed in Box 13.
- The next step is to mark whether household shipments were included in your expenses.
- Describe travel itinerary, mode of transportation and the duration of your trip in Boxes 15, 16, and 17 respectively. The columns Means/Mode of Travel and Reason for Stop require an appropriate two-letter code.
- You can itemize all of your reimbursable expenses in Boxes 18 and 19.
- Date and sign your voucher. In order to be valid, your form has to be signed by a reviewer and an approving official. If you run out of space for the description of your routes, meals or other expenses, use the DD Form 1351-2C for continuations.
- Box 29 is for any remarks you may have. You can only complete both of the DD 1351-2 forms using a ballpoint or ink pen or computer.
DD 1351-2 Related Forms
- DD Form 1351-3, Statement of Actual Expenses is another form in the DD Form 1351 series. This document contains a detailed table of reimbursable expenditures. Here you can describe your lodging expenses, meals - excluding alcoholic beverages - laundry, and local transportation costs. The DD 1351-3 also has separate columns for other spendings, including reservation charges, tips given to porters, baggage carriers, hotel employees, etc.
- DD Form 1351-5, Government Quarters and/or Mess is a form used to determine if government quarters or mess facilities were available during the period of travel. All data in this form may be used by law enforcement to prevent fraud. The authorities can find out if the claimant is entitled to reimbursement for travel expenses according to the information provided. The disclosure of this data is voluntary, but failure to provide it may result in denial of the claimed amount.
- DD Form 1351-6, Multiple Payments List is a supplemental form used along with the Travel Voucher or Subvoucher.
DD Form 1351 FAQ
How to fill out a DD Form 1351-2 for ETS?
ETS is the abbreviation for the Expiration Terms of Service. When filling out the travel voucher for ETS, follow the standard procedure with the few changes:
- Select OTHER as the type of payment in Block 5.
- Use the codes from the second page of the document to fill in Columns C, Means/Mode of Travel and D, Reason for Stop in Box 15. The last entry in Column D should be MC (mission complete).
- A reviewer's signature is not necessary for your ETS travel claim, so you may leave Box 20 Lines C through F blank.
Where to send DD Form 1351-2?
Upload your travel voucher and supporting forms online with Travel Voucher Direct on the DFAS website. Printed documents can be sent to the DFAS mailing address at DFAS-IN Dept. 3300 ATTN: COR/Claims 8899 East 56th Street Indianapolis, IN 46249-3300.
What goes in Line "Reason for Stop" on DD Form 1351-2?
In order to complete Box 15, Column D, Reason for Stop choose the appropriate two-letter code from the list below:
- AD - Authorized Delay;
- AR - Authorized Return;
- AT - Awaiting Transportation;
- HA - Hospital Admittance;
- HD - Hospital Discharge;
- LV - Leave En Route;
- TD - Temporary Duty;
- VR - Voluntary Return;
- MC - Mission Complete.