Making the Move Easier for Military Children

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Moving with children can be a little like assembling a jigsaw puzzle. A little perspective and patience is needed for you to fit all the pieces together, as well as allowing plenty of time for transition and adjustment. Here are a few tips to make your next move a smooth one for your children – and you.

Your school liaison can assist with your child’s school transition.

School liaisons are your primary point of contact for all school-related matters, especially a school transition. The school liaison at your current installation can connect you to your new installation school liaison who will help smooth the transition to your child’s new school. Let your school liaison help you and your family navigate school selection and youth sponsorship during this time of change.

  • Tell your children about the move as soon as possible. Give your children plenty of time to adjust to the idea of moving and say goodbye to all their friends.
  • Give your children space and answers. They may also have a lot of questions, so listen patiently and answer as best you can. Help your children research their new school, nearby parks and installation activities. The adjustment — for you and your children — will take time.
  • Give your children a task. Depending on the age of your children, there are many ways to help. Older youth might be able to help plan portions of the move, such as searching for new houses online or researching fun things to do on the new installation. Younger children can help by packing their own “first day box.”
  • Reassure your children. Let them know they’ll have a new home address, but the important things in life — like how much you love each other — won’t change. Your children take their cues from you. Stay positive and make the move fun to help them feel involved and excited.
  • Enjoy your family’s favorite things and places. Before you go, make a point to visit the park, the frozen yogurt shop or another favorite place. You might take something from one of those places to the new house and encourage your child to find a new favorite spot.
  • Make a plan to experience something new in your future home. You can acknowledge the sadness of leaving friends and routine while at the same time engage your children in the excitement of change. Use a map or globe to show your children where you’re headed and begin researching and exploring the different and unique places geographically near your new home.
  • Help your children connect to others who have gone through similar experiences. A great resource for school-aged children, Military Kids Connect can link your children to other children who share the military lifestyle, including the upheaval and excitement of moving.
  • Prepare for your move and anticipate your child’s needs and concerns. Planning ahead is key to a smooth move. Visit the Military OneSource Plan My Move page to create a personalized checklist. Keep your tasks in one convenient location, organized by topic or timeline. Whether its locating a new school, securing new housing or preparing financially for the move, the Plan My Move checklist will help ensure you won’t forget a thing, including EFMP & Me assistance at your new installation.
  • Select your child’s next school with assistance from your local school liaison. As soon as you receive your move orders, reach out to your local school liaison. Your local school liaison can help you prepare for your child’s new school by connecting you with the school liaison at your new installation who will help you:
    • Determine which school options and programs are a good fit for your child. From magnet programs to sports teams, school liaisons know the local education landscape. They will take the time to understand your child’s academic, extra-curricular and social needs and wants and make school recommendations accordingly. Whether your child needs a school culture with a strong art, orchestra or sports program, your school liaison can help you identify available school options so that your child can feel at home faster in his or her new environment.
    • Choose housing near a school that is a good fit for your child. Once you identify the right combination of academic and social factors that are important for your family, your school liaison can help orient you to your new geographical area. Your school liaisons are familiar with the zones that map to the schools and youth programs your family desires.
    • Connect to youth programs outside of schools. Every installation has unique partnerships for children, youth and teens in the military and civilian communities. School liaisons know what is happening on and off base and can help your child, youth or teen connect to child care and extracurricular activities, such as youth sponsorship programs. Through a youth sponsorship program, your child or teen can be paired with a peer at your new location and even correspond with him or her before arrival at the new installation. Be sure to check out Mission: Youth Outreach through Boys & Girls Clubs of America as well, which provides free membership to local civilian BGCA clubs when an installation youth center is too far away. For more information about youth programs available to your child, contact your local school liaison.
  • Take the time and space you need to be in control of your move.  Rested and organized parents create a calmer home environment for children amidst the change and disruption of a move. Reach out for child care assistance so that you and your spouse can stay on top of your move and accomplish the necessary tasks. Expanded hourly child care options are available to help you carve out time and space to handle your move details.

Moving is part of military life. The more you talk about your new home ahead of time, the easier the relocation will be for your children — and you. Let Military OneSource help you take care of your family and your move, one step at a time.

Plan My Move: Great PCS Moving Checklists & More

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If you’ve received new orders, it’s time to fire up a powerful tool that can help you take charge and master your move. Plan My Move is a Department of Defense online tool that simplifies the moving process, breaking it down into clear, manageable steps for both experienced and first-time movers, as well as family members and loved ones.

Plan My Move helps you create personalized moving checklists, and offers tips about housing, transportation, finances and more. This online tool puts you and your family in charge of a smooth relocation to your new duty station.

Personalized moving task lists and tips

Plan My Move is easy to use. Simply answer a few questions and the tool creates lists tailored to your unique needs. As you provide more details about your upcoming move, your checklists will become more detailed as well. New features enable you to:

  • Choose whether to view your tasks by topic, or in a chronological timeline
  • Edit checklist items
  • Add checklist items
  • Rearrange the order of checklist items with drag and drop
  • Revisit and continue previously saved checklists(s)
  • Save your checklist in a variety of formats

Need more info about your new duty station?

The MilitaryINSTALLATIONS website is your one-stop shop for information on DOD installations worldwide, for all service branches. Check out how easy it is to find resources and contacts for your current installation, or for the one where you’re being reassigned. You can:

  • Search a directory of installations and services, complete with websites, maps, program offices, phone numbers and email addresses.
  • Create your own downloadable personalized installation booklet with the information you are most interested in, such as check-in procedures, housing, child and youth programs, transportation and more.
  • Eligible users can log in to get local community information about schools, amenities and home values.

Want to talk to a live person?

Military OneSource can help answer questions about allowances and benefits, COVID-19 travel restrictions, housing, schools, spouse employment and more. Consultants are available 24/7/365. Call 800-342-9647, use OCONUS dialing options, or start a live chat.

In addition to Military OneSource, your installation Relocation Assistance Program can also help you plan for a successful move. Learn how to put the military Relocation Assistance Program to work for you.

Tap into all the available relocation resources and master your next move.

Supporting Your Service Member and Their Family Before a Military Move

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Service members move every few years in what is called a permanent change of station or in short a PCS. After PCSing a few times, military families tend to become pros at moving. But even those who have relocated many times can feel overwhelmed when those official military PCS orders arrive.

Your support can go a long way in easing the stress of a military move. Even if you live too far away to watch the kids or pitch in with the packing, there are ways you can make it easier for your loved ones to prepare for a PCS.

Everything you need to know about PCS

Military moves are different than moving as a civilian. Learn the ins and outs of a PCS so you will understand your service member’s experience.

Your service member has two options for a PCS move, but can do a mix of both:

  • A household goods move, in which the government provides a moving company to pack and transport all household goods.
  • A personally procured move, in which service members hire their own moving company or pack up and transport all household goods themselves. The government will pay your service member 95% of their cost to hire a moving company. A PPM move is allowed only within the continental United States.

Your service member will receive a PCS notification before orders arrive, but will not be able to schedule the move until orders are in hand. Military families may feel in limbo during the time in between because plans are always subject to change. So, while your service member and their family may look at schools and homes in the new location, they shouldn’t make any commitments until orders arrive.

There are other differences between military and civilian moves, including:

  • There is a weight limit on household and other goods that may be moved to the new location at government cost. The weight limit increases with rank and number of dependents. For example, a single service member at the rank of E-1 may transport up to 5,000 pounds of household goods. They are allowed another 2,000 pounds for their work-related equipment and vehicle. At the high end of the scale, an officer at the rank of O-7 with dependents can ship up to 18,000 pounds of household goods plus 2,000 pounds of work-related equipment and a personal vehicle.
  • The cost to transport a pet is not covered. However, your service member may be reimbursed for some or all of the cost of quarantine in countries where that is mandatory.

Helping your service member prepare for a PCS

Ask your service member and their family how you can help them. If they don’t have specific suggestions, here are some ways you can ease their pressure and lift their spirits as they prepare to PCS.

  • Be a sympathetic ear to your loved one. When frustrations or fears build up, having someone to vent to can be a big relief. Talking through problems can also lead to solutions.
  • Become familiar with the new duty station so you will have some knowledge of the area before your service member arrives. You can find information on MilitaryINSTALLATIONS.
  • Encourage your loved ones to stay positive and to connect with their installation Relocation Assistance Program, where they can receive an array of services to assist with their move.
  • Put together a playlist of songs or podcasts if your loved ones will be traveling a long distance to the new duty station.
  • Create a photo album of your service member’s time at their duty station. Fill it with pictures of friends, important places and memorable experiences.

If you live close by:

  • Provide a few meals along with disposable dinnerware and containers. You might also organize a meal train where friends and neighbors take turns bringing meals. Not having to worry about making dinner can be a huge relief in the midst of packing – particularly when cookware is already boxed up.
  • Lend an inflatable mattress and linens to your service member and their family if they will be staying behind a night or two after the movers pick up their furniture.
  • Pitch in to help clean the home after it’s emptied out for the move.
  • Watch your service member’s children or pets on moving day.

If you live far away:

  • Arrange for meal delivery from a local restaurant or takeout place on a night when you know your service member will be busy packing.
  • Give a gift of a cleaning service to deep clean the home after everything is moved out.
  • Send a gift box of activities for the trip.

Resources for a smooth move

There are a variety of resources to help make military moves as easy and safe as possible. Pass these along to your loved ones if they’re not aware of them.

  • Move.mil is the Department of Defense customer moving portal. Your service member can register as soon as the PCS orders arrive.
  • Plan My Move is an online tool that helps military families create personalized moving checklists, offers tips about housing, transportation, finances and more.
  • MilitaryINSTALLATIONS is where you can find information about each military installation, the surrounding community and more. Your service member can also create a customized installation booklet with key resources and installation information.
  • HOMES.mil lists housing near military installations.

No matter how you support your loved one, the important thing is that they know you are there for them. Text messages, letters or emails from you will remind them that they’re not alone, no matter where they are.

Take Command of Your Move With These Tips

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Moving can be the start of a great family adventure. As you get ready to pack up, consider these tips which can make your next move easier and allow you to focus on the exciting opportunities that await at your next home. Military OneSource provides relocation professionals as well as online tools and personalized support that will help you master your move.

  1. Start planning right away. For resources to plan your move, Military OneSource has you covered.
    • As soon as you know where and approximately when you’re moving, you can build a personalized timeline, and get packing tips, to-do lists and checklists with the Plan My Move online tool.
    • Use Move.mil to schedule your move.
    • Learn about your new installation and the community around it with MilitaryINSTALLATIONS. This online tool has contact information, articles, maps and photos about installations worldwide.
    • Use HOMES.mil to find housing near your new installation.
    • Military OneSource offers many other planning resources to help you master your move.
  2. Tell your children.

    Ensure a Safe PCS During the Pandemic.

    Protecting people takes top priority. Find out about new safety measures the Department of Defense has put in place to keep you and your family healthy and comfortable.

    Moving can be a challenging experience for children. There are a few steps you can take to help them navigate the emotional rollercoaster of packing up and shipping out. Military Kids Connect is an online community specifically designed to help military children ages 6-17 deal with the unique psychological challenges of military life, including frequent moves.

    Tell them about the move as soon as possible. And be sure to reassure them that the important things in life – such as how much you love them – won’t change.

  3. Take inventory.
    A key part of a successful move is knowing exactly what’s going with you. The good news is technology makes this part easier than ever. With a smartphone or computer, you can record the name, description and condition of everything in your home. Download free home inventory software at Ready.gov or ask your insurance company for inventory app recommendations.
  4. Be prepared to wait for your stuff.
    The location of your new home will determine a lot of things – including how long it takes for your household goods to arrive. If you are moving overseas, be prepared for it to take several months for your furniture and your car to catch up with you. A packing tip: even if you’ll only be without your household goods for a few weeks, make sure you have the important items you’ll need in the meantime included in your unaccompanied baggage or with you.
  5. Follow these hand-carry packing tips.
    There are a few essential items that you’ll need to keep with you at all times during your move, especially vital documents. These include:

    • Orders
    • IDs, driver’s licenses, Social Security cards and passports for every member of your family
    • Marriage, divorce, birth and naturalization certificates
    • Medical information and medication for each family member
    • Housing information, including your insurance information and inventory
    • School and employment records
    • Vehicle documents
    • Precious or irreplaceable items.
  6. Know where to turn for answers.
    Line up a sponsor and other points of contact at your new installation to ensure you have people to turn to if you have urgent questions. Also, if anything is damaged or lost during the move, you’ll need your insurance company information and your inventory on hand to file insurance claims.
  7. Be as flexible as possible.Part of ruling your relocation is expecting the unexpected. There are a lot of variables to consider when planning – and each of them can mean changes, delays or even an expedited move. Don’t finalize your personal plans until you have orders in hand.Summer is the busiest PCS season. Don’t assume move dates are set until they are confirmed.
  8. Don’t forget those last-minute things
    As you get ready to leave your current house for the last time, don’t forget to forward your mail and make sure your pets are ready for the move. Need to change health care providers? Do so at TRICARE.

Don’t fret. With these moving tips, some preparation and a bit of luck, your next move will be worry-free. Seize your adventure and master your move by tapping into the professionals and resources at your local relocation assistance offered by the Military and Family Support Center and Military OneSource. Call 800-342-9647 for assistance.

A Family Checklist for Moving OCONUS

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When you receive orders for a permanent change of station overseas, you will have a lot of preparation to do before you move. Fortunately, Military OneSource and the installation’s Military and Family Support Centers provide assistance to service members and family members who are making a permanent change of station.

Consider these helpful steps to plan your move overseas

When you receive orders, Military OneSource or your installation-level relocation assistance program are your places to turn to assist in this journey. As soon as you receive your orders, it’s time to start planning. Here are some of the first things to consider:

  • Obtain command sponsorship: If you intend to take your family with you overseas, you’ll need to obtain command sponsorship. This designation, which will appear on your orders, ensures your family will receive travel compensation, housing support and legal protection in your host country.
  • Think housing: Whether you stay in government housing or receive an overseas housing allowance, there are certain things to consider before you leave, including how much stuff to bring.
  • Set up your move: Visit Move.mil or contact your transportation office to set up the logistics of your upcoming move as soon as you receive your PCS orders. Follow this moving checklist, and a few other steps to make your move a smart move.
  • Check your finances: Moving can be costly. You’ll likely face unexpected expenses even with the military picking up your tab for travel and household goods. Be sure you’ll be able to cover any last-minute surprises and keep records of reimbursable expenses. If you need assistance, financial support services are available.
  • Don’t overpack: Take inventory of all your belongings before the movers arrive and decide what you’ll really need. Find out your “household good weight limit” and stick to it. If you don’t need something, don’t bring it. Remember, it will likely take a while for your regular household goods shipment to arrive.
  • Prepare for a new culture: Even the most seasoned travelers may experience surprises when moving to a new country. A new language, new food and different customs take some getting used to. One of the best ways to prepare: attend a Far Away Places Workshop; which is specifically designed to help you and your family anticipate and prepare for moving to a foreign country.

Resources to ease your move overseas

The resources to help with your transition are already in place. These include the relocation assistance program, emergency financial help and the military-wide sponsorship program.

  • Contact your Military and Family Support Center to talk to a relocation assistance service provider. These experts can provide information, education and resources, including the Far Away Places workshop and online tools to help you navigate the moving process or connect you with additional resources like those below.
  • Use Plan My Move: Military OneSource’s online moving tool can help you make smoother work of an overseas permanent change of station.
  • Check out MilitaryINSTALLATIONS, an online directory of information about U.S. military installations worldwide.
  • Sponsorship: A sponsor can be your very best resource for figuring out what your life will look like overseas. Sponsors can tell you about your new unit and life on base, as well as fill you in on cultural norms and quirky customs. They might even pick you up at the airport.
  • Help for kids: Kids are resilient — and military kids are more resilient than most. Still, it’s important to prepare them for the huge change of an overseas move. Your current and new installations will both have the resources to help.
  • Family members with special needs: If you have a family member with special needs, consultants with the Exceptional Family Member Program can help you make sure their needs are met during your move.
  • Health care: Contact TRICARE to notify them of your move and discuss your options for care at your new location.
  • School liaison: Many installations have a school liaison program to serve as a bridge and facilitator between schools and military families. Find your installation’s school liaison contact information on MilitaryINSTALLATIONS by searching for “School Liaison Office/Community Schools” under programs or services.
  • Housing: Contact the housing office on your installation to begin the process of finding a place to live in your new location. Also, HOMES.mil is a service that connects service members and their families with housing rentals located near military bases.

Embrace your new home and community

Living overseas gives military families a wonderful opportunity to experience the world as very few others can. It takes some work, but with the right preparation you can have the adventure of a lifetime.

Planning Your Move – The Essentials

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As soon as you know about a move, you can start preparing your plan of action. Make lists and take inventory of your belongings so that when your items arrive at your new duty station, you can take accurate stock. You may have to wait some time for your belongings to arrive, especially during peak PCS season. In the meantime, carry your family’s essentials and communicate openly with your loved ones about the moving process.

Use these strategies to prepare for your move:

Make to-do lists and take inventory.

Organization and discipline make any task more efficient. While you’ll have plenty of help from movers when the boxes are loaded, take a detailed inventory of all your items so that unpacking and settling into your new home will go as smoothly as possible. With an inventory, you can also account for any lost or damaged belongings.

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Talk to your family about the move.

Seize the adventure of your move and talk openly and often with your entire family about the upcoming changes. While it’s an exciting time, it can also bring uncertainty, especially for children. Explain to them that the move is a chance to explore a new place, make some new friends, and that even in a new location, the love and support of their family will not change.

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Carry the essentials.

Depending on your new location, you might be waiting for some time for your boxes to arrive. Carry everything you absolutely need upfront for your move. This includes personal and financial information, identification records, passports, health records and any documents that will be critical to making the transition to a new location, such as school enrollment forms. Also, carry any valuable family heirlooms or special pieces on your person.

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Learn the PCS basics.

Living overseas is the adventure of a lifetime and a chance to see the world. The logistics for this kind of big move depend on your family, pets, your rank and the timeline of your move. Within the U.S., the military provides packers and movers or offers a do-it-yourself option, depending on your circumstances and budget.

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How to Inventory Your Belongings

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Taking inventory of your belongings is one way to master your move and take control of your permanent change of station. Don’t leave the tracking of your items up to the movers. Knowing exactly what you’ve got and where it’s stored will make for a smooth transition when you unpack in the new home. Here are some tips on how to conduct an inventory:

Received PCS Orders? Make your move a smart move.

Once you receive your PCS orders, it’s important to coordinate your move immediately. Follow seven steps to make your household goods move a smart move.

  • Take pictures and videos of your items.
  • Record the serial numbers.
  • Keep your inventory list in a safe place like the cloud or a safe deposit box.
  • Update your list often.

The movers will inventory your household goods, but their list won’t account for the value or condition of your belongings. Conduct your own inventory to cover all your bases.

Technology makes it easy

You’ll just need a smartphone or a camera and a computer to make the list. You can also download free home inventory software at Ready.gov, or ask your insurance company for a recommendation. Here’s what to record:

  • Item name, description and condition.
  • Number of items, (for example, “12 pewter forks”).
  • Model and serial number, if applicable.
  • Purchase information: where and when you bought it, the cost, an estimate of its current value, and whether you have the receipt (shoot or scan it if you do).
  • Photo data, such as filename or number, and how it’s tagged in your files.

Now it’s time to take photos or videos of your valuables. Record specific brand names for any high-priced items. To get top-quality photos and video, follow these steps:

  • Unclutter the area. Put away your stray socks and tidy up around the house before you photograph your valuables so they can be clearly seen.
  • Capture every room and photograph everything. Shoot high-value items separately, and don’t forget small items; they can add up if you need to replace them all. Don’t forget to shoot the camera or digital device you’re using, too.
  • Shoot from all sides to show the condition and any brand names. Write the serial number on an index card or sticky note to label the item before you photograph it.
  • Open cabinets, drawers and closets. Get close-up shots of these areas for an overview of what’s inside them.
  • Don’t forget the garage or attic. Shoot both inside and outside to capture everything.
  • Talk while you walk when shooting video. You can add a lot of details if you narrate your video. Make some notes beforehand so you don’t forget any details.
  • Keep your list, photos and/or video somewhere safe. They won’t help you much if they get lost it in the move. Keep a flash drive copy in a fireproof safe or a safe deposit box, use a cloud storage site or ask your insurance company if they have an electronic storage option.
  • Don’t forget to update your inventory. You’ll want a record of any new items you get, too.

Make a list, update it and keep it safe. A strong inventory will make unpacking in your new home much smoother so that you can seize the adventure of your move.

Check out other ways you can master your move with Military OneSource »

Filing a Claim After Your Military Shipment is Delivered

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Sometimes PCS moves don’t always go as planned. For those times when the movers lose or damage your household goods, you can file a claim to get the full or partial replacement value of such items. Here are the basics to filing a claim for belongings that are lost or damaged during your PCS.

Submitting a Notification of Loss or Damage Form Report in DPS

When you need to file a claim, go to the Defense Personal Property System. Before filing a claim, a good place to start is to submit a Loss or Damage Report. This report notifies the moving company that you intend to file a claim for lost or damaged items and allows you more time in filing a claim and submitting paperwork.

You still need to file a claim after submitting a Loss or Damage Report. However, submitting this form/report, which is optional, could encourage the moving company to settle any damages or disputes sooner, and at the very least it gives you more flexibility in the process.

Below are the important dates when filing a Loss or Damage Report in DPS. You have:

  • Up to 75 days after the delivery date to sign into DPS and submit a Loss or Damage Report.
  • Up to nine months after the delivery date to submit itemized claims for any lost or damaged items in DPS.
  • Up to 60 days for your transportation provider to pay, deny or make a counter offer on your claim.
  • Between nine months and two years after the delivery date to file a claim directly with your TSP for a depreciated value. You may contact the military claims office should you need assistance to receive partial replacement value for any missing or lost items not submitted initially.

If you do not submit the Notification of Loss or Damage form/report first, you have only 75 days to submit itemized claims. Learn more about the ins and outs of the claim process.

Need Help with Your PCS Move?

Turn to relocation assistance professionals to help you plan, address questions and provide resources at any point before, during or after a move.

Reporting lost or damaged household items in DPS

If any of your household items are lost or damaged, you can receive full replacement value of that item(s), if your claim is filed with your TSP within nine months after the delivery date. The carrier will repair or pay to replace the damaged or lost item with the same make and model or one of comparable qualities and features, if the same item cannot be found. The military claims office can help you resolve disagreements with your moving company.

Note: If you immediately recognize something as damaged on your delivery date, the moving company could offer you up to $500 the same day, called a “quick claim.” Payment will be made within five calendar days of your delivery date. You can only accept compensation for an item once, so you can’t file claims on those quick claim items later.

Submitting an itemized claim in DPS

Before creating your claim in DPS, gather as much information about the lost or damaged item as possible. Keeping photos, receipts and details of expensive or important items can be very helpful throughout the process.

In addition to any photos or receipts you have, know the item’s manufacturer, inventory number, cost at purchase, year of purchase, extent of damage and repair estimate. The more details you have, the better.

If you started with a Loss or Damage Report within DPS, you can pull loss/damage items directly onto your claim without retyping the items once you log in to DPS to create your claim.. If some items that were lost are now found, you can remove them before you submit the final claim.

Stay on top of the process and continue to follow up with the moving company. Remember to transfer the claim to your military claims office if you are unable to reach agreement with the moving company at any time during the process.

Privately owned vehicle claims

There are four options for filing a privately owned vehicle claim: on-site settlement, IAL claim, military claim and inconvenience claim. The most popular option is on-site settlement, which is a combination of part repair or replacement costs plus labor. This claim is done at the Vehicle Processing Center for claims of $1,500.00 or less.

You can find more information about claims at the FAQ section of PCSmyPOV. Each POV claim option gives a different level of service and convenience. Find what works best for you.

Provide Feedback

You will have an opportunity to evaluate your household good or unaccompanied baggage shipment by submitting a customer satisfaction survey (CSS) after your shipment has been delivered. Whether your move was a positive or negative experience, your input will help decrease or eliminate future problems for others during their PCS move. To access the survey, log in to the Electronic Transportation Acquisition website and select “Defense Personal Property System (DPS).”

If you need help at any point in the claims process, you can contact your military claim office to point you in the right direction. Please go to https://move.mil/customer-service#claims and select your service branch MCO for more details.

The relocation assistance program professional can walk you through any stage of the moving process. To find your nearest program, go to MilitaryINSTALLATIONS, then select relocation assistance program and your installation from the drop-down menu.