If you live outside the place of employment and after commencement of employment, due to the travel distance or time, you are unable to commute to and from your place of residence and place of employment, you are eligible to an allowance for accommodation costs outside your place of residence. We refer to accommodation outside the place of residence if you keep the accommodation in your place of residence whilst also staying in a guesthouse or in rooms in the place of employment.
The entitlement to an allowance for accommodation costs outside the place of residence in principle applies during a maximum period of two years. The allowance is 75% of the actual costs, with a maximum of € 227 per month.
If you have had several temporary employment contracts, each of which was for less than two years but together exceed two years, there is an entitlement to an allowance for the accommodation costs outside the place of residence for a maximum of five years. For on the basis of such an appointment, you cannot be expected to move to the place of employment.
With the statement of expenses for accommodation outside the place of residence you are to submit supporting documents. The first two years your faculty or service department pays the allowance. After this, you can continue to submit the statement of expenses to your faculty or service department, but payment takes place via the salary administration of the Personnel department (PA&O). For according to the current tax legislation the allowance is subject to payroll tax and social security premiums after two years.
For more information see the UT Regulation Removal Allowance.