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POV Shipment Between Two Permanent Duty Stations within CONUS
Frequently Asked Questions
Updated: 01 October 2014

  1. Can a uniformed Service member ship a POV incident to a PCS within CONUS?
  2. How to compute POV shipment for member to member between CONUS PDSs?
  3. Is POV shipment between two CONUS PDSs available to all members?

 

1. Can a uniformed Service member ship a POV incident to a PCS within CONUS?

Yes, if eligible under JTR, par. 5322-B.  In rare circumstances, the Gov’t can ship a POV at Gov’t expense IAW JTR, par. 5322-A when the member (not the dependent) is unable to drive. .

The cost difference in driving one vs. two cars is the amount the Gov’t pays towards transporting one POV while the member is responsible for any additional cost.   The member and family must travel together in the other car.

The example below is based on an eligible member, spouse, and two dependents (both over 12).   The cost to transport a POV (for illustration purposes only) is $1,500.

Member, Spouse, and 2 Children (age 12 or older) Perform
Concurrent Travel in One POC

STEP 1. Construct the cost for the member, spouse, and two children to perform concurrent travel in one POC.

Per Diem

MALT

Total

Member

($129/day x 8 days = $1,032)

+

($.235/mile x 2,665 mi = $626.27) =

$1,658.27

Spouse

$129/day x 75% = $96.75/ day x 8 days = $774

 

 

$ 774.00

1st Child

$96.75/day x 8 days = $774

 

 

$ 774.00

2nd Child

$96.75/day x 8 days = $774

 

 

$ 774.00

Total Paid

$3,980.27

STEP 2. Construct the cost for the member, spouse, and two children to perform non-concurrent (not traveling on the same route at the same time) travel in two POCs.

 

Per Diem

 

MALT

Total

Member

($129/day x 8 days = $1,032

+

$.235/mile x 2,665 mi = $626.27

$ 1,658.27

Spouse

($129/day x 8 days = $1,032

 

$.235/mile x 2,665 mi = $626.27

$ 1,658.27

1st Child

$129/day x 75% = $96.75 x 8 days = $774

 

 

$ 774.00

2nd Child

$96.75/day x 8 days = $774

 

 

$ 774.00

Total Paid

$4,864.54


STEP 3. Determine the funds available to the member to ship one POV while the entire family travels as a unit in the other POC.


Based on the above steps the funds available for transporting one vehicle is limited to the cost of the member and spouse with 2 children performing non-concurrent travel in two POCs ($4,864.54) minus the cost of the member, spouse and two children, performing concurrent travel in one POC ($3,980.27).  MALT and cost reimbursement for driving the second vehicle are separately authorized per JTR, par. 5322- B3 .

1. Cost to transport POV =

$1,500.00

2. Funds available is $4,864.54 (Step 2) - $3,980.27 (Step 1) =

- $884.27

3. Out-of-pocket POV transportation expense for the member to ‘ship one and drive one’ is
$1,500 – $884.27 =

$615.73

See JTR, par. 5328 for computation examples.

3.  Is POV shipment between two CONUS PDSs available to all members?

No, see JTR, pars. 5322-A and U5322-B for CONUS PDSs POV shipment eligibility, requirements, and restrictions.

 

     
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