Civilian Clothing Allowance Program
change – effective 1 April 2007 civilian clothing allowance requests do
not have to be routed through DFAS,
Types of allowance:
Initial permanent duty civilian clothing allowance (IPDCCA also known as an initial allowance)
If you are in a billet where for at least 50% of the year your uniform of the day is civilian attire you will rate this allowance. This allowance can only be awarded once every 3-years.
You will not rate a follow-on initial allowance unless you take a break from the qualifying billet for at least a year AND it has been 3-years since your last initial allowance. If you do not meet both pre-requisites, but are still in the qualifying billet you will rate a replacement allowance annually.
Processing - requests must be submitted to the MCUB for approval.
Note to diary clerks - use TTC 299 (unless told otherwise by MCUB) when processing, and the "To Date" is the date indicated on the approval letter as "effective date." Remember, a Marine won't get paid until you run the allowance.
Civilian clothing replacement allowance (CCRA also known as a replacement allowance).
TTC 312 when processing. The "To Date" is the "effective date" as approved by the commander (should be 1-year and 1-day from the last payment). Remember, a Marine won’t get paid until you run the allowance.
This is tied to the IPDCCA. There is no CCRA associated with the TAD allowance.
This allowance is awarded annually at the 1-year and 1-day anniversary of the effective date of your initial allowance as long as you stay in the qualifying billet.
Processing - this allowance can be processed and approved at the local command level and DOES NOT have to come up to the MCUB for approval.
Note to diary clerks – use
Temporary duty civilian clothing allowance (TDCCA also know as the TAD allowance)
TAD at least 15 days, but less than 30-days, in a 36-month period - the monetary amount for this allowance is approximately ˝ that of the greater than 30 day TAD allowance.
If you are sent TAD for at least 15-days in a 3-year period and your uniform of the day during the TAD is civilian attire, then you will rate one of two types of allowance:
o TAD greater than 30 days in a 36-month period – certain MOSs performing specific duties automatically rate this type of allowance, regardless of how often they go TAD (i.e. EOD Techs and Dog Handlers supporting Secret Service missions).
This allowance can be awarded only once in a 3-year period.
Processing – requests must be submitted to the MCUB for approval.
Note to diary clerks - use TTC 299 (unless told otherwise by the MCUB) when processing and the "To Date" is the date indicated on the approval letter as "effective date." Remember, a Marine won’t get paid until you run the allowance.
Officer Eligibility– per Title 10 U.S. Code, officers are entitled to a civilian clothing allowance only if they are permanently assigned to an overseas duty station. Being deployed to an overseas duty station (from a CONUS permanent duty station) is not sufficient.
Submission Process(click here for the flow chart)
individual per request, but multiple requests may be submitted in the same
Format - Naval letter format or AA Form
Endorsements - Command endorsement is required. Your command will have to determine the highest level it should be staffed through.
Ph# & email address)
- Type of Allowance Requested
- Statement detailing % of time
- SNM in civilian attire
- Requested effective date to qualifying assignment or TAD dates if appropriate
- Good P.O.C. (
Mailing Instructions: Scan & email to here or mail to:
Commandant of the Marine Corps (MCUB)
2200 Lester St
Quantico VA 22134
When in doubt call the Uniform Board at 703-432-4754/4607 or
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