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    DITY Move

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    Any advice on how it works??? I have never done it before and want to when we move in January. TIA.
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    I dont really, but Im moving in Dec and doing a partial DITY so ill be waiting for responses too.
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    with a full dity now called a PPM ( personal procured move) you will get 95% of what it costs the military to move you-

    you can ask for 60% upfront and file a travel claim at the end for the rest.

    you will only be reimbursed for the weight up to your weight allowance.
    you have to do all the work youself and you have to weigh the truck empty and full.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunsgirl View Post
    with a full dity now called a PPM ( personal procured move) you will get 95% of what it costs the military to move you-

    you can ask for 60% upfront and file a travel claim at the end for the rest.

    you will only be reimbursed for the weight up to your weight allowance.
    you have to do all the work youself and you have to weigh the truck empty and full.
    Ok, thank you.
    So as a family and rank, are you only allowed a certain amount of weight?
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    Some great info!!!

    The DITY program is basically a self-help moving program which offers a monetary incentive to active servicemembers who do their own packing, crating and moving of personal property. The government pays the member 95 percent of what it would have cost the government to move the property up to the memberís maximum authorized weight allowance. In return, the servicemember must take care of his/her moving arrangements and expenses.

    If you make a DITY move and your total move costs are less than the DITY allowance the government gives you, you keep the difference. In other words, if you go about your move in an economical manner, you will have money left for yourself -- a nice reward for the time you have personally invested to take care of your move.

    Any servicemember who is eligible to move personal property at government expense is eligible to use the Do-It-Yourself (DITY) move program. This includes those making a Permanent Change of Station (PCS), Temporary Duty (TDY), or Temporary Additional Duty (TAD) move, as well as separating, retiring and moving to or from government quarters under orders. The program is voluntary and may be used in whole or in part. A member, for example, may ship some household goods on a government bill of lading and the balance, up to the allowed weight allowance, under the DITY program.

    Under the DITY program, you may use your own vehicle, or a borrowed or rental vehicle. You are entitled to travel allowances, per diem and mileage through the government. You also receive $25,000 insurance coverage. An advance monetary allowance for your move can be paid under certain circumstances. Ask your transportation office representative for more details on these benefits.


    There are four types of DITY moves.
    • Rental Equipment - You rent a truck or trailer, and receive an advance operating allowance based on mileage authorized and estimated weight of shipment. There is no advance on separation orders. You are responsible for packing, loading, driving, unloading, and unpacking the shipment. Storage at destination is at your expense, with reimbursement.
    • You Load/They Drive - You pack and load a commercial moving van/truck, the commercial moving company drives to destination, and you unload and unpack the van/truck. The commercial firm must provide you with an ICC number or State/Federal Regulation numbers. You must request the company to provide weight tickets.
    • Privately Owned Vehicle (POV) DITY - No advance operating allowance on a POV DITY is authorized. You may use your own or a borrowed vehicle. If you are borrowing the vehicle, you must have written permission from the vehicle owner for all POV DITY moves. Current vehicle registration is also required. The POV must be a "cargo" type vehicle, not a vehicle that is designed for passenger transport. For more information, see the complete POV manual (available in Adobe Acrobat format).
    • Move in Connection With a Government-Arranged Mobile Home Shipment - Household goods that can be authorized for shipment at government expense but must be removed from a mobile home to satisfy safety requirement can be moved under the DITY program. Such items can include heavy appliances and furniture, air conditioners, awnings, etc.
    At first glance, the DITY Program might seem to be more trouble than it's worth -- after all, you have to take care of your own moving arrangements and expenses, rather than have the government do it for you. But if you're prepared to do a little planning and put forth a bit of effort, doing a DITY move offers significant advantages over a normal military move:

    1. Money, Money, Money - In the DITY Program, you receive a government payment of 95 percent of what it would cost the government to move you. In addition, you receive the standard travel allowances for you and your family. If you end up spending less than the 95-percent payment the government gives you, you get to keep the rest. This may sound difficult, but if you take advantage of moving company discounts and other special offers, you'll find that you can make money for yourself. You should especially consider a DITY move if you have a limited amount of items that need shipping or moving -- you may be able to take care of all the packing and transport yourself.

    2. Time, Time, Time - When you receive orders to move to another area, you are authorized permissive TDY and/or travel time in order to take care of all your moving arrangements. If you make a DITY move, you will usually be given additional time to handle your move -- time that you can use to relax if you are efficient about planning your move.

    3. Total Control - Let's face it; while it's nice to do without the headaches of planning a move, many military personnel have had less-than-ideal experiences when the government has taken care of their moves. With the DITY program, you're in control every step of the way, from deciding which moving services you want to how much of the actual move you want to handle yourself.

    When you apply and carry out a DITY move, be sure to follow the steps below.

    Part One: Pre-Move Arrangements
    Step 1: Apply for the DITY move
    Step 2: Decide on your type of move
    Step 3: Arrange for rental equipment and moving services
    Step 4: Confirm your insurance coverage

    Part Two: Move and Settlement
    Step 5: Pick up your operating allowance
    Step 6: Calculate your property weight
    Step 7: Keep receipts of all moving expenses
    Step 8: Make your move, submit your claim settlement


    http://www.military.com/Resources/Re...ation_DITY.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by estacia View Post
    Ok, thank you.
    So as a family and rank, are you only allowed a certain amount of weight?
    Weight allowance is based on rank, yes.
    Needs work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FTCWifey View Post
    Weight allowance is based on rank, yes.
    Actually you are the one that talked me into a Dity. You started talking dollars and I started to beam!!! LOL

    OP, Good Luck! As long as you are organized and take your time, it will be fine.
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    wieght is based on rank and with or with out dependants.
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    Thanks ladies! Now I feel not quite as nervous doing this! I appreciate all the info!!!
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    Confused DITY from Maine to San Diego??

    Do you think it would be profitable to do a DITY from NAS Brunswick, ME to Naval Base San Diego? DH is E4 now, (hopefully will be E5 before move) with dependents (obviously)

    Move will take place in 2009, so I am assuming moving monies will be a little different than now. But close...?
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