Secondment costs and reimbursement MSCA-IF in Germany

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Dear all,

I would like to reopen the secondment housing costs question. In this case for MSCA-Individual Fellow
I think it will be interesting for everybody with a MSCA with secondments, to clarify some issues about reimbursement.

It seems that my institution TUM do not reimburse housing in secondments because they say that it is included in the mobility and living allowance. This means that you pay it from your salary.

But, I found this text: http://ec.europa.eu/assets/eac/msca/documents/documentation/publication…

Where you can read the following:
"However, your employer may not use the funding provided for your living, mobility, or family allowance in order to pay, for example, tuition fees, healthcare costs (above compulsory social security contributions), or expenses of secondments (travel, housing etc.). By the end of your fellowship, you must have received the amounts due to you as described below, minus only the statutory (legally required) deductions for taxation and social security (both employer and employee contributions). "

According to that text, secondments may not be paid using living and mobility. I think this should be clarified properly so we have a strong answer for the German institutions.

Thanks to every body

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