Does Army pay per diem, pov travel expenses to home of record when medically retiring?

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I know the military pays the shipment of household goods to home of record but do they also pay per diem for meals, hotel and mileage while driving POV home? Rather than flying home, we will be driving 2500 miles with spouse and pet. Will we get any reimbursement for expenses? If so, what paperwork do we submit?
 

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I know the military pays the shipment of household goods to home of record but do they also pay per diem for meals, hotel and mileage while driving POV home? Rather than flying home, we will be driving 2500 miles with spouse and pet. Will we get any reimbursement for expenses? If so, what paperwork do we submit?

DD 1351-2 is the claim form.

PCS Entitlements for Separating or Retiring Military Service Members (items are links)

Monetary Allowance in Lieu of Transportation (MALT)
Plus (Per Diem)
Dependent Travel
Personally Procured Moves (PPM)
Advance Payments


Per Joint Travel Regulations (JTR), we cannot process your travel voucher until the date you are placed on the retirement list or the discharge date on your mlitary orders.

Form Completion

Make sure your claim is complete and correct before you send it in! If you include a valid e-mail address in box 6e of your DD1351-2, we will send you updates. Don’t forget to keep a copy of your submission.


Follow these tips:


  1. Use SmartVoucher – This guides you step-by-step through a series of questions and upon completion, it will generate a completed DD Form 1351-2 travel voucher.
  2. Follow the How to Complete the DD1351-2 Guide
  3. Use the Military Permanent Change of Station or Separating/ Retiring from the Military checklist to make sure you complete all the required information.
  4. Review your specific entitlement under the "PCS Entitlements" above.

Link here to access all the necessary forms for your Military PCS


ATTENTION customers submitting casualty PCS travel vouchers:


Submit your travel voucher packages to [email protected]


or mail to:
DFAS-IN/Casualty Travel (JFA)
8899 E. 56th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46249

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051003. Service Member on Active Duty who Retires, is Placed on the TDRL, is Discharged with Severance or Separation Pay, or is Involuntarily Released with Readjustment or Separation Pay and Associated Dependent Travel ...
at LINK <--- and pages starting at 5B-35

Selected excerpt:

051003. Service Member on Active Duty who Retires, is Placed on the TDRL, is Discharged with Severance or Separation Pay, or is Involuntarily Released with Readjustment or Separation Pay and Associated Dependent Travel
A. Eligibility

1. A Service member and his or her dependent are authorized PCS travel and transportation allowances when the Service member is on active duty and meets any of the following conditions:

a. Retired for a physical disability or placed on the TDRL, regardless of the length of service.

b. Retired with pay for any reason, including transfer to the Fleet Reserve or Fleet Marine Corps Reserve, after serving at least 8 years of continuous active duty with no single break of more than 90 days.

c. Separated with severance or separation pay after serving at least 8 years of continuous active duty with no single break of more than 90 days.

d. Involuntarily released with readjustment or separation pay after serving at least 8 years of continuous active duty with no single break of more than 90 days.

2. The Service member’s PCS travel and transportation allowances are authorized from the last PDS to a home that he or she selects, known as an HOS. The dependent’s PCS travel and transportation allowances are from the last PDS, or the place where the dependent was last transported at Government expense, to the HOS.

B. Selecting an HOS. The Service member may select a home that is:

1. Any place in the United States.

2. His or her HOR outside the United States or the place outside the United States from which the Service member was initially called or ordered to active duty.

3. Any other place. Reimbursement is limited to the PCS travel and transportation allowances to a location in the CONUS that the Service member selects.

a. Compare the cost of travel and transportation to the actual HOS to the cost that would have been incurred had the Service member traveled to the selected location in the CONUS.

b. The Service member is paid the lesser of the actual cost or the constructed cost.

Note: Once a home is selected, that selection is irrevocable if transportation in-kind is furnished and used or if travel and transportation allowances are received after travel is completed.

C. No HOS

1. A Service member is not authorized an HOS and may only be reimbursed PCS travel and transportation allowances to either the HOR or the PLEAD, but not to an HOS, when the Service member:

a. Is retired without pay.

b. Has less than 8 years of continuous active-duty service before retirement and retires for any reason other than a physical disability.

c. Has less than 8 years of continuous active-duty service before discharge with severance or separation pay.

d. Is involuntarily released to inactive duty with readjustment or separation pay.

2. A Service member may be reimbursed dependent PCS travel and transportation allowances from the last PDS to an HOR, or to a place where the dependent was last transported at...


Ron
 

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DFAS pays for final PCS. But the PCS travel rates are lower than TDY travel rates.
 

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As someone who had their final out at Finance last week.

$0.17 per mile for driving UP TO 450 miles per day. (But you still have to do the minimum 350 for it to be reimbursable)

$151.xx per day for SM, spouse, 1 kid
$50 + for each additional kid under 12 or $75 for kids over 12 under 18.

NO lodging, no gas, not other expenses covered for retirement or separations.


Just to to refresh your memory to savor the kick in the pants, AD this year is $0.58 per mile, can claim maintenance, lodging, fees, and all the normal TDY expenses when traveling during PCS. They're also reimbursed for all miles as long as they meet the minimum of 450 day 1 and 350 each day after.


It was VERY frustrating because S1 and BDE Finance all thought retirement travel expenses were the same. We'd already made all our arrangements based on those reimbursements, from guidance given by BDE and Bn S1, only to find out at Final out when turning in DD-214 to DFAS, that the retirement/separation rates are silly low and will not cover basic costs of relocating, even if you were already attempting to do it on the cheap.


I should CAVEAT this - THE ABOVE only effects the Finance Travel Voucher through DFAS.

Your Transportation entitlements from Transcom, are unchanged, so you still get full HHG move. You can do a PPM (old DITY Move) can legally claim and get reimbursed for a lot of the expenses Finance wont cover, but still nothing for lodging. If you have proper weight tickets and such, you can still get full gas reimbursement, and a few other fees (tolls, parking, rental if need be) that Fiance won't do for a retirement voucher.
 
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RonG

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Good Information...thanks.

Here is a link to the travel regulation:
Service Member on Active Duty who Retires, is Placed on the TDRL, is Discharged with Severance or Separation Pay, or is Involuntarily Released with Readjustment or Separation Pay and Associated Dependent Travel ...
at LINK <--- and pages starting at 5B-35

Ron
 

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As someone who had their final out at Finance last week.

$0.17 per mile for driving UP TO 450 miles per day. (But you still have to do the minimum 350 for it to be reimbursable)

$151.xx per day for SM, spouse, 1 kid
$50 + for each additional kid under 12 or $75 for kids over 12 under 18.

NO lodging, no gas, not other expenses covered for retirement or separations.


Just to to refresh your memory to savor the kick in the pants, AD this year is $0.58 per mile, can claim maintenance, lodging, fees, and all the normal TDY expenses when traveling during PCS. They're also reimbursed for all miles as long as they meet the minimum of 450 day 1 and 350 each day after.


It was VERY frustrating because S1 and BDE Finance all thought retirement travel expenses were the same. We'd already made all our arrangements based on those reimbursements, from guidance given by BDE and Bn S1, only to find out at Final out when turning in DD-214 to DFAS, that the retirement/separation rates are silly low and will not cover basic costs of relocating, even if you were already attempting to do it on the cheap.


I should CAVEAT this - THE ABOVE only effects the Finance Travel Voucher through DFAS.

Your Transportation entitlements from Transcom, are unchanged, so you still get full HHG move. You can do a PPM (old DITY Move) can legally claim and get reimbursed for a lot of the expenses Finance wont cover, but still nothing for lodging. If you have proper weight tickets and such, you can still get full gas reimbursement, and a few other fees (tolls, parking, rental if need be) that Fiance won't do for a retirement voucher.
With the price of hotels, that's discouraging. Just hope can find reasonably priced and pet friendly lodging Thanks for the heads up.
 

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We are using La Quinta - the WHOLE chain is pet friendly by corporate policy. So most have free pet stays, the few that don't charge far less than usual chains for pets to stay. We're crossing the US, and all nights but 1 were <$100. That one that wasn't was $130 in middle of no where (so price gouge i imagine).

Hope that helps.
 

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We are using La Quinta - the WHOLE chain is pet friendly by corporate policy. So most have free pet stays, the few that don't charge far less than usual chains for pets to stay. We're crossing the US, and all nights but 1 were <$100. That one that wasn't was $130 in middle of no where (so price gouge i imagine).

Hope that helps.
Great help! thanks
 
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