DD Form 1561, Statement to Substantiate Payment of Family Separation Allowance (FSA), is used by U.S. service members separated from their dependents to apply for an FSA payment. Family Separation Allowance serves as compensation for expenses that occurred because of forced separation.
The latest version of the form - sometimes incorrectly referred to as the DA Form 1561 - was released by the Department of Defense (DoD) on December 1, 2017, with all previous editions being obsolete. An up-to-date DD Form 1561 fillable version is available for download and online filing below or can be found through the Executive Services Directorate website.
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