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Lisa asked in Politics & GovernmentMilitary · 4 months ago

Will Army pay hotel/food/gas expenses when soldier is medically retired from active duty?

My husband is being medically retired from the Army after 11 years of active duty. The VA gave him a 100% disabled rating. We are currently on JBLM in Washington State. My question is, the Army said they ll move us to our home of record or choice, but does that include hotel, travel and food on the way there or do we cover that? Hubby doesn t get his final orders until Tuesday, so I was hoping someone here might have answers. Thanks

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  • Anonymous
    4 months ago
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    Yes they pay for it, just like a regular PCS. As they said he is medically retired it means the move is just like retirement in which they will pay to move ANYWHERE, including overseas. You usually have 12 months to use it. He has to submit a request for a travel advance. 

    The TAP class is a good way to find out everything. If you moving near a base or post he should take it. 

    https://www.military.com/benefits/disability--reti...

  • Daniel
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    They pay for a retirement move the same way they pay for a PCS.

    You do the move and then you file a voucher (usually mailed back to your losing base's finance office).  

    Per diem is based on how many travel days are authorized (and used if less), which is based on mileage.  Basically, 350 miles equals one travel day. If you stay in a hotel that is more expensive than the per diem, you eat the difference.  Speaking of eating the difference, the same applies to food.  

    You also get mileage.

    If you do a partial DITY move (now called a PPM), you get paid for the weight you haul.  This has to be pre-approved through TMO.  

    Your husband should have an outprocessing checklist, which should include stopping by finance where this should have all been explained.

    He also should have gone through TAP.

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    • Lisa4 months agoReport

      Well, that's what his 1SGT texted him. Said he can't do that until the final orders. I don't know what else to tell ya...that's what they told him. 

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  • Mrsjvb
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    You get the same Per Diem as any other PCS

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  • Squid
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    4 months ago

    The military will cover travel expenses back to your home of record.  That includes perdiem for hotel and meals.

    • Lisa4 months agoReport

      He's being retired, so it's home of choice. 

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  • 4 months ago

    You get travel pay to drive your car and family to where you want to retire OR home of record, whichever is closer. There will be per diem to cover hotel and food. Both are a fixed amount based upon driving 350 miles a day. If you spend more than what they allow then you pay the overage. They will pay to move your furniture to your new home or home of record, whichever is closer. Lets say he is retiring in Washington state and his home of record is St. Louis, Missouri. But he wants to move to Florida. They will pay travel, per diem and shipping to St. Louis, after that you pay for it. On the other hand lets say he wants to retire and move to Oregon. They will pay for travel, per diem and shipping to Oregon and they get to keep the extra.

    • NWIP
      Lv 7
      4 months agoReport

      He is being retired so it is different, they will pay for anywhere 

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  • 4 months ago

    No.  He will be getting a sum of money monthly (disability income), based on his 100% disability.  Use that money to live on. If they said they would move him, then that may include moving expenses but I have never heard of that before.  If he needs a home equipped for his disability, then they may be contributing toward that.  You should ask them.  Once he has moved into what he needs, his disability income is likely all he will get, until he qualifies for social security.

    • NWIP
      Lv 7
      4 months agoReport

      Then you were not involved in the military and people getting out. They do pay for travel expenses just like a PCS 

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