Stars and Stripes stripes.com 21 Dec, 2020 13:45 am

Army extends more benefits to reservists on overseas tours as lawsuit over housing allowances continues

Army extends more benefits to reservists on overseas tours as lawsuit over housing allowances continues
The Army in Europe will grant PCS benefits to reservists on 24-month tours.

Army extends more benefits to reservists on overseas tours as lawsuit over housing allowances continues A soldier supervises the delivery of her household items in 2017.The Army will allow reservists on two-year overseas assignments to ship their household belongings, but isn't granting dual housing allowances to reservists paying mortgages in the U.One factor could be an ongoing federal lawsuit, in which a group of Army reservists say they were wrongly denied housing allowances and faced improper criminal investigations when the Army suddenly cut off their overseas housing allowances.Christopher Cavoli that the Army expand housing allowance benefits for reservists.

Patrick Hughes of the Washington-based Patriots Law Group said the Army’s decision to now extend PCS benefits for reservists on two-year tours doesn’t solve the underling housing benefit question.The Army in Europe said granting PCS benefits to reservists on 24-month tours “significantly reduces the financial burden” for soldiers who in some cases won't need to maintain two households or place their belongings in storage.

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