Authorization for the Indian TGC Army

Saving travel subsidies - these are the new regulations

Berlin. Many of the improvements to the Salary Structure Modernization Act (BesStMG) have already been implemented since January 1, 2020. What was missing was the so-called mobility package, the content of which we reported in detail in the previous issue. One of the main points of this package has been the 14-day travel allowance for separation allowance recipients, including the new savings option, since June 1st.

And this is how it works: Since June 1, those entitled to separation allowance according to § 3 TGV can no longer claim a travel allowance for every half month, but rather a travel allowance for every 14 days of their stay at the place of business. There is no quibbling behind this formulation for legal gourmets, instead it means a tangible improvement. Travel grants entitled to separation allowances can also save up - the travel grants not used in a month can be made up at a later point in time. A clear improvement that the DBwV has fought for for its members in the legislative process.

The entitlement to an accumulative travel allowance arises as soon as separation travel or separation daily allowance has been granted for at least one day during the entitlement period. You do not have to spend 14 full days at the place of work. A regulation has thus been found that ensures that the adversities of the service are adequately taken into account. Regardless of whether it is a short-term change of duty roster, an exercise or an illness that thwarts home travel plans: As soon as there is an entitlement to separation travel or separation daily allowance for even one day, the entitlement to travel allowance arises for this entitlement period.

Anyone who has been sick at home for a week on an exercise, on a business trip lasting several days or for three days during the entitlement period will be treated in the same way as those who have stayed at the place of employment for the full fourteen days with regard to their travel allowance. The same applies to periods of exception in accordance with Section 30c (4) SG or to periods of deployment.

The responsible mandate holder from the DBwV, Lieutenant Colonel Detlef Buch: “This regulation is very much in keeping with the military reality in the Bundeswehr and thus our members. Hats off to those responsible in the BMVg for applying the changes to the BesStMG so cleanly and fairly. "

There should be no further exceptions to this principle. Anyone who has been sick at home for the entire period of 14 days is not entitled to travel allowance. Anyone who has been on an exercise or business trip for the entire entitlement period may acquire their own travel allowance for this purpose, but will not receive any travel allowance for the trip to their home unit. Those who are not entitled to separation travel allowance or daily allowance on any day due to several shorter business trips or exercises during the entitlement period are left blank.

The saving of the travel allowance benefits all those who cannot take their trip home within the entitlement period, for example due to the duty roster. The only restriction: the travel allowances that have been saved up cannot be taken to a new office. Before the agency is changed, the travel allowances that have been saved must be realized, otherwise they will expire. However, there are no time restrictions while working at an agency: Accumulated travel grants do not expire, but compensation in the form of money is not provided.

And the fact that these regulations apply not only to married people but also to single people makes them all the more attractive. Even single beneficiaries have received a travel allowance for every 14 days of their stay at the place of work since June 1st - and no longer just once a month.

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