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Tigger0421
geobach questions
September 15, 2013 at 10:59 PM
So hubby will be going to cali in Jan for 7 months. The baby and I will be staying behind. I do have amazing job here in FL but just got offered a better position in NJ (which is where my family is). The navy offered to pay for move to cali. Does anyone know if they would pay for the move from FL to NJ? I don't think they will but dh is swearing they would. Any advice Thanks

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  • mlogsdon
    September 15, 2013 at 11:06 PM
    No idea. I don't think they would, but I've never been in that situation so I can't say for sure. I'm sure someone else probably has a better idea though.
  • SlapItHigh
    September 15, 2013 at 11:39 PM
    I wouldn't think so but I'm no expert. I'm surprised they would wen pay for you to move to CA if its only for 7 months. Normally they won't pay for a move unless the AD member be there for at least a year. Dh has had to go to CA twice for that long (longer actually) and they would not move us so I had no choice but to stay behind.
  • SlapItHigh
    September 15, 2013 at 11:39 PM
    Wen = even
    Dyac
  • meandmyboys124
    September 15, 2013 at 11:45 PM
    with geo batch, you have to pay to move yourself. I've had several neighbours do since and they paid out of pocket 100% except once where it was medically necessary that she move home.
    dh is navy but have seen it done this way for coast guard and marines as well.
  • Tigger0421
    September 16, 2013 at 12:00 AM
    That's what I expected. We have enough saved up if I decide to. Just trying to figure out if the job is really worth going through all the hassel of moving
  • MrsDavidB25
    September 16, 2013 at 12:00 AM

     

    Quoting SlapItHigh:

    I wouldn't think so but I'm no expert. I'm surprised they would wen pay for you to move to CA if its only for 7 months. Normally they won't pay for a move unless the AD member be there for at least a year. Dh has had to go to CA twice for that long (longer actually) and they would not move us so I had no choice but to stay behind.

     The Marines will pcs you if it is 6 months+. OP I do not know if they will move you. Hopefully someone has answers.

  • SlapItHigh
    September 16, 2013 at 12:36 AM
    Really? That's awesome!


    Quoting MrsDavidB25:

     


    Quoting SlapItHigh:

    I wouldn't think so but I'm no expert. I'm surprised they would wen pay for you to move to CA if its only for 7 months. Normally they won't pay for a move unless the AD member be there for at least a year. Dh has had to go to CA twice for that long (longer actually) and they would not move us so I had no choice but to stay behind.

     The Marines will pcs you if it is 6 months+. OP I do not know if they will move you. Hopefully someone has answers.


  • darbyakeep45
    September 16, 2013 at 5:56 AM

    Back in 2007, my husband had 8 month orders to a school in Groton, CT.  We were living in Hawaii at the time.  The Navy moved our family to CT for that time with no problem.  Now, if I would have wanted to move elsewhere while my husband moved to CT, I highly doubt they would have done that.  They would have most likely moved my husband to the place where he was to be stationed for x amount of months and if his family didn't choose to go, then that was our choice at the time.  They had no problem moving us for a short amount of time for that school.

    In 2010, my husband went back to Groton, CT with his submarine.  It was a change of homeport, and my son and I couldn't move there due to EFMP status, so my husband moved there by himself (geo bach) for about 6 months.  There wasn't much "moving" to be done as he lived in the barracks during that time, but he was paid mileage for his move and that's about it.  We also received separation pay while he was there...but that was ONLY because my son and I could NOT move there due to EFMP status.  If a family can move and chooses not to, the service member doesn't get separation pay.  

  • gunsgirl
    September 16, 2013 at 6:37 AM

    technically yes, this is called a designated move and will pay the allowances based on the disance from FL to NJ.

    you can also do a split shipment of HHG's from FL to CA and from FL to NJ. this is called a designated move.

    you can also do a Partial PPM from FL to CA ( your DH takes what he needs in his car, and do a gov contracted move to NJ ( you can also do a PPM from FL to NJ, but I think you would lose money doing it this way.

    the only reason this is allowed is because your moving on orders.

    this is from the JFTR Chapter 5 ( legal heir is spouse or dependent)

    1. General. A member may have HHG transported between any locations. However, the GOV’T’s expense,

    other than from a previous PDS or other authorized point to the new PDS, other authorized location or home of

    legal heir, is limited to that allowed for the member’s maximum PCS HHG weight allowance transported in one

    lot from the last PDS, or from the actual HHG location, to the new PDS or home of the legal heir, whichever

    results in a lesser cost to the GOV’T.

  • Mrs.Brugger
    September 16, 2013 at 7:45 AM

    Wow. I really didn't think they would, but it seems like they might?

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