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Travel and Dual Accommodation Expenses

Travel and Dual Accommodation Expenses (TDAE) provides reimbursement of excess travel or accommodation costs incurred due to undertaking practical training on a clinical placement.

How to claim TDAE

You must first make an application, and be accepted for, the £5,000 Training Grant in order to be able to claim any of the other NHS LSF allowances, including TDAE. 

Once you have done this, you can download a TDAE claim form from your NHS LSF account at any time during the academic year. Completed claims should be handed in or sent to your university as soon as possible, along with any relevant invoices or receipts. Your university will be able to advise you on how and when to do this.

We aim to process all eligible TDAE claims within 20 working days of receipt.

You have a maximum of 6 months from the last date of the placement period you’re claiming for to submit your claim.

From 1 September 2023 - New rates have been introduced for excess Travel and Dual Accommodation Expenses

You could claim:

  • bicycle - 30p per mile
  • motor vehicles - 42p per mile

You could claim back up to:

  • £82.50 per night for commercial accommodation (for example, hotel, bed and breakfast)
  • £37.50 per night for non commercial accommodation (for example, with a friend or relative, but not parents)
Completing your TDAE claim - a guidance for students and Universities 2023/24 (PDF: 603KB)You can watch a short video with information about TDAE.