Have you heard the news? The 2023 National Defense Authorization Act will provide military service members who are relocating their family and pets on permanent change of station (PCS) orders reimbursement for their pet transportation costs!
Military Pet Move Reimbursement
According to the Stars and Stripes, Members can be reimbursed "up to $4,000 per move to or from a duty station outside the continental US and up to $550 for a move within the US." This new measure will immensely help military members of any rank offset the costs involved with relocating pets to their new home.
How to Get Reimbursement
The new PCS entitlements that include pet travel funds became accessible on October 1, 2022. The Pentagon has not released additional details about the measure. However, Starwood has been working with active duty personnel to understand the changes to the DoD's Joint Travel Regulations and process the forms necessary to access these funds. We will update this post regularly as more information becomes available and share details from service members accessing the new funds.
How Starwood Can Help
Starwood is a veteran-owned company that works with military families every day. We can work with you to access these funds and also provide additional benefits and services for PCS moves, including offering military families our Pet Protection Plan at no cost.
Active duty military and veterans choose Starwood for many reasons. We specialize in military moves and will provide you with a dedicated relocation coordinator who understands the DoD's Joint Travel Regulations, works closely with airlines and local agents around the world, guides each step of the journey, and is enjoyable to work with.
Feel free to reach out to us to speak with a member of our team to see how we can help you!
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