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Two Questions to Ask the Moving Company Before Your Military Relocation

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Handling a military relocation can be a bit easier by choosing the right moving company.

During a military relocation, you may choose to hire a moving company to help you change homes. But before you choose a moving company and before the actual move takes place, you need to ask the company the following questions to ensure the trip goes as efficiently and smoothly as possible.

What Is the Company’s Familiarity with PCS Orders?

A PCS (permanent change of station) order is a notification that tells military personnel about their next move to another duty station, such as a military base. There are a variety of different types of PCS orders. They each have their own policies and procedures that a service member must follow.

Some of these policies concern how much the United States government will reimburse the service member for the cost of the move. The exact amount allowed for moving reimbursement depends on the service member's rank and family situation. These limitations aren't always easy to understand.

The last thing a service member wants to do is hire a moving company to move a certain amount of stuff, only to find out only a small portion of the moving company's bill is reimbursable. Finding a moving company with experience with military moves and PCS orders can help avoid this unfortunate situation.

Is the Moving Company Connected to the Transportation Management Office?

For military members who decide to have a relocation company help them with the move, things can go a lot easier by having a company that already has a working relationship with the Transportation Management Office, or TMO. This can make getting reimbursed for moving expenses much simpler.

Not only will the moving and reimbursement process go more smoothly, but it can reduce some of the worries about reimbursement because service members know this is a company that is familiar with the military moving process. It also helps ensure the moving company will do a good job moving personal belongings.

If you’re facing a pending military relocation, contact our expert team at Nilson Van and Storage to handle your moving needs.



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