The summer PCS (permanent change of station) season is upon us. Take these steps to make sure any claim you file against your Transportation Service Provider (TSP) is paid in full: (1) substantiate the condition of your property on your household goods inventory. If the mover lists pre-existing damage (PED) codes on the inventory, ask the mover to remove the code if it is not correct; (2) take photos or video of household goods just before the mover packs them; (3) double check your Vehicle Inspection & Shipping Form (VISF) at drop-off to make sure any PED listed by the shipper is not exaggerated; and (4) do not settle your claim on-the-spot at the VPC unless you are 100 percent sure that you will be satisfied with the settlement. For more information, visit your local claims office.
For more PCS guides and tips, visit the Military.com PCS section.