# 2016-078 - Temporary Dual Residence Assistance (TDRA), Waiver

Temporary Dual Residence Assistance (TDRA), Waiver

Case Summary

F&R Date: 2016–07–04

The grievor submitted that it was unfair to recover from him the amount granted as waiver of rent share based on the fact that he received temporary dual residence assistance (TDRA).

The initial authority (IA) found that a waiver of rent share only applied when a CAF member continued to be financially responsible for accommodation at their previous place of duty. As the grievor had received a myriad of benefits associated with maintaining his former residence through TDRA, the IA determined that it would not be reasonable to allow the grievor to financially benefit from receiving both TDRA and a waiver of rent share. The IA concluded that the decision to initially grant the waiver was made in error and recovery of the amount paid to the grievor was appropriate.

The Committee found that although nothing in the applicable policy explicitly prohibited the granting of the waiver of rent share while in receipt of TDRA, the question needed to be assessed within the overall intent of the benefit framework found in the article 10.2.01 of the Military Foreign Service Instruction. The Committee concluded that it would be an inappropriate use of public funds to grant the waiver of rent share, in instances where TDRA was being drawn for a principal residence at origin, as it would provide these CAF members with a financial advantage over their colleagues in similar situations.

The Committee recommended that the grievance be denied.

FA Decision Summary

The FA agreed with the Committee's findings and recommendation that the grievance be denied.

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