Important Info for your PCS
How to Get Reimbursed for your Military Move
Following approval from the Transportation Office at your current base, you can receive some upfront funds to assist with expenses directly associated with your move. Once the move is completed, you will need to follow the following procedures to secure repayment for the outstanding costs of your move. Each military branch has its own documentation, but the following are common PPM requirements:
- DD Form 2278, the primary application
- DD Form 1351-2, a travel voucher
- Certified weight tickets
- A copy of each of the following:
- Your PCS travel orders
- Paid rental agreement
- Vehicle registration, if you use a privately owned vehicle and/or transport a boat and trailer
File your reimbursement documentation with the TO at your new installation. If you received upfront funds for your PPM, you have up to 45 days from the initial moving date to file your claim for reimbursement.The Temporary Lodging Allowance (TLA, for OCONUS moves) or Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) plus per diem might cover the cost of food and lodging, items which are handled separately from the HHG budget.
It is necessary to get certified weight tickets, for reimbursement of your DITY move. You are responsible for going to a certified scales location and getting the required certified weight ticket if you are moving with a rental truck. If you are hiring a moving company with drivers, you must request weight tickets prior to the move, but the moving company will get them for you. When you hire full-service moving from Simple Moving Labor on a full service move, we will take care of obtaining weight tickets for you for your move cost reimbursement.
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