A. PCS refers to the assignment or transfer of a member to a different permanent duty station (PDS), to include relocation to place of involuntary retirement, under a competent authorization/order that does not specify the duty as temporary, provide for further assignment to a new PDS, or direct the military service member return to the old PDS.
To qualify, a service member must have:
- owned home prior to July 1, 2006
- have PCS orders dated between February 1, 2006 and September 30, 2010. (This date may be extended to September 30, 2012, at the discretion of the DUSD(I&E) based on availability of funds)
- reassigned to a new duty station or home port outside a 50-mile radius of the member’s former duty station or home port
- suffered a decline of at least a 10% in home value from the date of purchase to date of sale (market value of the home will be verified by the USACE).