Per Diem is a daily rate for you and your dependents while you travel from your old duty location to your new duty location.
What is a PPM?
Formerly called a (Do-It-Yourself) DITY move, these are moves where you will pack and ship everything on your own.
You will pay for all packaging materials, rental vehicles, etc. and the government will reimburse you based on the weights and a formula.
In most situations, you may also consider a partial government pick-up and a partial PPM. This will allow you to bring your most important supplies, mementos, and equipment on your own, and have the government pack the rest.
Personally Procured Moves are the hardest to estimate.
The reimbursement rate changes by the season, and is based on a percentage of what the government would pay to move you during that time period.
We recommend using the move.mil calculator in conjunction with the MilVil app.
Mileage is a flat-rate per mile reimbursement for travel.
Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) and Temporary Lodging Allowance (TLA) are two benefits available before you move into your new home.
Dislocation Allowance (DLA) is an allowance given to service members, under certain conditions, as a partial reimbursement for relocating.
You are authorized up to 5 separate forms of payment to ease the burden of your move. Understanding these items and your maximum authorized amounts can help you get the most of your PCSing experience.