If you are a family facing a military move for the first time, you probably have a hundred questions. Who can move your belongings? How long will relocation take? How much of the cost will the military cover? How can you get reimbursed? Here’s what you need to know about allowances and covered expenses for your upcoming military move.
There are several options and programs for military expenses. What they will cover and how much money they offer depend on many factors. Contact your family center relocation manager to maximize your military moving benefits. In the meantime, here are a few of the most common covered expenses for military moves:
- Perhaps the most common program is the Dislocation Allowance (DLA). It helps cover miscellaneous moving expenses for each assigned move. The maximum allowance for DLA changes each year.
- If you can drive from your current duty station to your new one, the Monetary Allowance in Lieu of Transportation (MALT) program currently reimburses military families $0.17 per mile, per authorized vehicle.
- In addition, a per-diem allowance will help you cover the cost of meals and lodging while your family travels from one duty station to another.
- You may also qualify for Temporary Lodging Allowance (TLA) or Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE). These are available to military families who stay in temporary lodging while they wait for their permanent home to be ready for move-in.
Nilson Is Ready to Assist
Nilson is proud to have 70 years of experience helping our nation’s military families relocate. We will be glad to work with you to minimize the stress of your upcoming military move. Get in touch with our team of moving experts today.