It's time to get paid! You've taken a lot upon yourself for this move: planning, packing, loading, traveling, unloading and unpacking. It's time to finish up your move by claiming your reimbursement from the military.
You must submit the following to the military in order to receive your reimbursement:
The exact process depends on your branch of the military. Follow the instructions you were given at your old duty station when you arranged your DITY Move. You may be required to mail your forms in to a central office for processing, or you may be required to visit the TMO/JPPSO at your new duty station followed by a visit to the finance office.
Whatever the process, make sure you have all of your forms in order. If you're not mailing your claim to a central office, expect the local TMO/JPPSO to verify your weight tickets and finish up the form provided to you at your old duty station. Some installations may then send the paperwork to finance for you, others will require you to submit the forms to the finance office yourself. Make sure you understand your part in this. If you have to walk the form to finance, expect that they will ask you to fill out more forms to receive your reimbursement.
Don't forget your weight tickets! You MUST have both full and empty weight tickets. Unfortunately, notarized letters certifying the empty weight of a vehicle or container will not be accepted. The military will require that the tickets be from a certified scale. They will also require some information be added to the tickets, most notably a stamp and signature from the weighmaster. Without all the proper annotations on the weight tickets, expect that they will be rejected by the military and you'll receive no reimbursement. Check with your local TMO/JPPSO for the complete details.
It's important to understand how expenses affect your reimbursement:
A couple of hints when tax time comes around: