Early Return of Dependents (ERD) applies to a member stationed OCONUS (Outside Continental United States) who experiences a situation that in some instances requires his/her command-sponsored dependent(s) to return to the CONUS (Continental United States). The member submits a request up their Chain of Command using Coast Guard Form CG-2026, OCONUS Early Return of Dependents (ERD) Request for TONO/LOA. The member’s Command or designated Approving Official (AO) will review the request to ensure it meets the specific JFTR reference, endorse it and forward the request via scan/e-mail to ARL-PF-CGPSC-PSDFS-BAH@uscg.mil for final review and/or approval. The member must review the JFTR and cite the appropriate article when submitting their request.
Reasons for making a request as listed in JFTR paragraph U5900 are as follows:
Embarrassing to the United States
Prejudicial to the Command's order, morale and discipline
Dependent's safety no longer can be ensured
Disciplinary action taken against the member
Essential medical treatment is neither available at the member's PDS nor readily available in the area
Reasons such as financial difficulties, martial difficulties, unforeseen family problems
Death or serious illness of performance of duty
Situations which have an adverse effect on the member's performance of duty
Lack of acceptable employment opportunities
Order for induction into the U.S. Armed Forces
Divorce or Annulment
Inadequate educational and/or housing facitilies.
Dependent Student Transportation Travel applies to dependent(s) of a member permanently stationed OCONUS who reside at or in the PDS vicinity or the home port of an OCONUS ship, and who attends either a dormitory school operated by the DOD or selected for the student by the cognizant DODEA Regional Director, or a school in the U.S. to obtain a formal education that is accredited by a State, regional or nationally recognized accrediting agency or association recognized by SECDEF. The eligible minor dependent(s) is authorized transportation between such school and the place of residence. The transportation allowance authorized is transportation in kind, or reimbursement as prescribed in paragraph U5201-A-1-b of the JFTR or MALT as prescribed in paragraph U5201-A-1-C of the JFTR. No per diem is payable unless otherwise indicated. Transportation, when possible, is by GOV’T-owned or GOV’T-procured transportation on a space-required basis.
Secondary DLA Payment - The purpose of DLA is to partially reimburse a member, with or without a dependent(s), for the expenses incurred in relocating the member's household on a PCS, housing moves ordered for the GOV’T’s convenience, or incident to an evacuation. This allowance is in addition to all other allowances authorized in JFTR and may be paid in advance. Member(s) may receive a second DLA payment in the same fiscal year if:
They PCS to, from, or between courses conducted, controlled and managed by the one or more of the services; b. Eligible dependents are relocated to a designated place incident to an evacuation; c. Movement of a member's household is made ICW a national emergency or in time of war; d. Movement of a member and/or dependent(s) is made as envisioned by authorization/Order amended, modified, canceled or revoked; e. Movement of member's and/or dependent's household is made ICW base realignment or closure(BRAC) f. Member's dependents relocate incident to the member being assigned to Indeterminate Temporary Duty (ITDY).
As per JFTR paragraph U5620.A.1, PSC-PSD-FS is the final approving official for request(s) for a second Dislocation Allowance (DLA) payment for CG member(s) who have previously received a DLA payment in conjunction with a PCS move in the same fiscal year.
YNCM William Bailey
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