The Civilian Human Resources Agency DoDEA Team will determine your authorized LQA amount and forward the authorization for payment to the Defense Finance and Accounting Service Payroll Office for processing. You should receive payment for LQA in the paycheck for the first full pay period following the pay period in which the authorization was processed.
If at any time you determine that your LQA is too low or too high, you may request an adjustment. This is accomplished by completing and submitting a new SF-1190 through DAPS and providing receipts to document the requested adjustment. Please note that if your expenses exceed your maximum allowed LQA, your LQA can not be adjusted to a higher rate.
To initiate payment of LQA, you must submit a completed SF 1190, Foreign Allowances Application, Grant and Report, LQA Annual Interim Expenditures Worksheet through the DoDEA Allowance Processing System (DAPS) and a copy of your rental/lease agreement or purchase agreement, if you bought or own your quarters. On your initial request for LQA, you may estimate your utilities, but be careful not to overestimate, as you will be required to return any overpayment of LQA to the Federal government.