Recent changes to TLA and where you can stay during a move?
We are moving due to a home port change. I am leaving with the family next week, DH will follow at a later date with the ship. One of my friends, who is a new military wife, just told me this:
"I'd recommend asking fleet and family services if they have a smooth move class you could take... I hear the DoD is really cracking down on where you can stay for your TLA (I guess it has to be government quarters like the gateway inn, if they are full you have to get a letter from them saying they are full and submit it with your receipts for the other hotel you stay at). Some big changes started this past May with what they will and won't allow you to stay in to get repaid. You may not need to take the smooth move class...you could just ask fleet and family services about what had changed since your last PCS regarding TLA and what they'll pay for lodging during your travel time on the road."
Our last move was 6.5 year ago, so I am really out of touch, but nobody has mentioned anything to us about this. Is this correct information? I don't see how it could be, it is not like there are government quarters all along the way. We are driving from WA to CA. I could see needed to stay in government quarters at your new station if you can't get right into housing, but our base housing is ready and waiting for us.