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Newly Acquired Dependent Travel Entitlement

Issue Number 458
Status Unattainable
Issue Title Newly Acquired Dependent Travel Entitlement
Scope Service members who acquire new dependents after the effective date of permanent change of station orders are not entitled to travel and transportation allowances for those dependents. This results in the service member paying out-of-pocket travel and transportation expenses to move newly acquired dependents.
Issue Recommendation Establish date of marriage, adoption, or other legal action as the authorization date for travel and transportation requirements.
Military Component Active Component
Demographic Group Family Members, Soldiers
Subject Area Relocation
Geographic Area Universal
Entered AFAP Nov 1999
Final Action Date Feb 2011
Accomplishments Updated 8 March 2011: Issue was declared unattainable by the Feb 11 AFAP General Officer Steering Committee because of lack of support in the legislative process. Transportation entitlements only allow shipment of HHG and travel of dependents acquired before the effective date of orders, which is the date the Soldier signs into a new duty station. The Per Diem, Travel, & Transportation Committee reviewed the proposal in 1999-2005; other Services had mixed support for changing the JFTR. A ULB submitted for FY09 was deferred until FY10, and the majority of voting members in ULB process did not support in final ULB vote for FY10. Army G-1 revised and submitted a FY13A ULB that included recommendations from the Council of Colonels. OSD (P&R) rejected the FY13A ULB due to a “No” vote during the FY 10 ULB cycle review. There is no exception to policy waiver to fully support this issue.
Outstanding Requirement
Submitting Command US Army Forces Command, US Army Pacific
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