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last minute pcs, help??

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Tee C 1
DD2008 2
Are we done yet 1
Garbage Vulture 2
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jlstough --- 7 years ago -

Ok so here's the dealio. My husband reenlisted for m6 ASI and his schooling is a year long. They led him on a wild goose chaise in securing a school seat and after three months and finally involving IG, he has been given orders for march 8th. His leave is scheduled for the 27th to the 8th, but I have no clue what to do to get things rolling. This is our second pcs, but the first was from our home of record and ait held his hand through the whole process. We dont have the money to move, and I know there is a dla advancement we can apply for but really I just need some adivce or maybe a checklist. I have googled these things but i am just not finding anything that is coherent to me. Please help! 

jlstough --- 7 years ago -

We have two weeks for him to clear post, for us to clear housing, and to get the ball rolling and it feels like we are in a jam not getting anything done. I really thought I wouldn't be going with him for phase one which is 2 months but they cut him pcs orders. I can only assume that this is because his phase one and phase two are now in the same place. His report date is Friday the 8th, school start date is Monday the 11th. 

Are we done yet --- 7 years ago -

Set up house hold good pick up (which would be with transportation) unless you are moving yourself then reserve a moving van. TAke ordres into your neigbhorhood office right away so they can set up a move out inspection.(they normally like you to give a 30 day notice even with orders but you didnt get a 30 day notice yourself before pcs so they will take what they get) it Might be too soon for them to set up a pre inspection so they may skip the pre inspection and just go straight to final. But normally they do a pre inspection because it gives you a chance to fix anything thats wrong before the final inspection so its less you have to pay at move out. You can ask for adavnce travel pay. IDK how much they give you in advance or if you can get advance travel pay on such short notice. Thats about all i can think of form our 1 and only pcs from riley to where we are now (germany) Good luck 

Garbage Vulture --- 7 years ago -

You can get Dislocation Allowance plus you can take one month pay advance which you pay back over a year. Your travel will be advanced also. Remember to ask for a partial dity(do it yourself) they will pay for the weight of whatever you pack in car to move. Go to travel section at finance and get the brochure. You can schedule your HHG shipment on move.mil 

jlstough --- 7 years ago -

Our preinspection is the 20th with move out day the 6th. What are the cons of doing a partial dity to a full dity? We did a full dity here. 

Garbage Vulture --- 7 years ago -

A partial dity is just for the items you take with you for immediate use. You should always do it even for 100 lbs. A full dity is you pack it ALL yourself and move it ALL yourself. Its a pain in the butt. 

jlstough --- 7 years ago -

My husband has it in his head to do a full dity even though we have no packing supplies and he won't listen to ny opinion on the matter. Where does he apply for the dla advance, travel or finance? He says he's getting advanced 1600 or something and he doesn't think it was for dla because the dla rate for e4 with dependents is like, 2035. 

jlstough --- 7 years ago -

I think its a travel advance but I really don't know anything about it and neither does he. He says its 1636 without dla. What advance could this be? 

DD2008 --- 7 years ago -

It might be travel unless he went and asked for an advance on his pay. For a dity move you get 60% of the money before the move. If it isn't travel tell him to get it done ASAP so you guys can get the money in time! We only had 2wks and didn't receive the travel money till 3 days before we moved. We did a full dity also and it's a ton of work but made 1000 for just moving a couple hours away. 

jlstough --- 7 years ago -

He says its the travel because it's 60%. I didn't know you could get a travel advance and a dla advance. He's trying to do the dla advance now but he still doesnt have his dd 31 for leave. We aren't going to try for a pay advance. If we can get the travel and dla advance then we will have enough for the move. Our move is 12 hours away, to fort Sam Houston. Im hoping his leave hurries up and gets approved so we can put in for on post housing, because we need to send in a copy of his dd 31 with the application. They said they have housing available now but there's no telling if it will still be available by the time we get there. 

jlstough --- 7 years ago -

When we pcsed here we did a full dity and it cost us about 2000 for the move and it was about the same distance move and we have about the same amount of stuff except we will be driving a pov as well as a uhaul. I don't think we were eligible for dla when we moved here though since it was from home of record 

DD2008 --- 7 years ago -

Make sure to check current prices on moving trucks. Uhaul would have cost us $450 for 2 days but Penske was $250 for 4 days for the same size truck. 

Tee C --- 7 years ago -

I honestly think you're taking a risk doing a DITY. Almost everyone underestimates how much it will cost and how much they will make from the move.

If you're doing the DITY simply for the money, it isn't worth it. Because of your schedule you are in for a headache. Just like Garbage Vulture said, DITY's are major pains in the behind; they're also not as lucrative as people think they are. Remember--they pay you about 80% for the DITY upfront; if they base that amount on your max weight allowance and you come in under, not only will you not get any additional money, but you'll have to pay back the amount they overpaid as well. Not good. In my opinion, that's just too much of a risk to take if you don't have enough funds in-hand to cover the costs.

We did a DITY to come to Carson, and I'll never do that ever again. We had 11,000 pounds, and that was after having multiple yard sales and DAV donations to get rid of about 4,000 extra pounds. Between booking the truck, procuring boxes, packing, leaving our rental home, making arrangements for shutting off utilies, transferring school records, outprocessing at both our jobs, etc--the DITY was one big aggravation we should have left to the pros. I didn't really appreciate the movers until after that DITY. Did we make money? Yes; and it was good money. But I'd gladly miss out on twice that amount to not go through that headache ever again. Next time we're leaving it to the pros :(. 

jlstough --- 7 years ago -

It wasn't so much about making money as it is transportation told him he wouldnt have the time to do anything but duty, since it would take 2 weeks to schedule pick up and we didn't have 2 weeks before our move out. We got the funds in and should be set to go. We estimated at 4000lbs, im hoping we have that much. We are a3 member family with a normal amount of belongings. A couch, recliner, chaise, king bed, kitchen table and chairs, washer and dryer, a few book shelves, computer desk, toddler bed, and all of our personal belongings, military stuff, clothes, tv, knick knacks. 

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