Home Awaiting Orders/PCS

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  1. blazecox

    blazecox PEB Forum Regular Member

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    I'm an active duty fleet Marine, and I am in the process of starting my MEB a week from now after one final visit with my specialist. I'm currently in a wheel chair and hold no billet in my battalion because of my medical condition. My wife recently left me and I'm pretty stuck with a few Cpls, and Sgt's babysitting me all the time. My question is can I get home awaiting orders or PCS to an I & I unit in my hometown area while I wait for the results of my MEB to come back, on the account of the hardship, and so I can get the help and care I need, and to fix my marriage. I talked to my battalion S1 they said they know it's possible to get either of these results and have seen it done, problem is nobody seems to know where to go to start this process. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. Jason Perry

    Jason Perry Benevolent Leader Site Founder Staff Member PEB Forum Veteran

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    blazecox,

    Welcome. The procedures for Home Awaiting Orders are found in the Marine Corps Separation Manual (MARCORSEPMAN).

    Here is the relevant portion:

    "8504. DISPOSITION OF PERSONNEL AWAITING FINAL DETERMINATION OF PHYSICAL DISABILITY (HOME AWAITING ORDERS)
    1. A Marine on active duty found Unfit by the PEB, whose continued treatment is not warranted, and who has unconditionally accepted the preliminary findings of the Informal PEB may, subject to the Marine's consent and the command’s approval, be ordered home to await final disposition of proceedings.
    Commanders should use the services of any Marine who does not desire orders home to await disposition, in a manner consistent with the Marine's physical capabilities.
    2. Commanders of Marines stationed in the United States may issue orders directing an enlisted Marine to proceed home to await final disposition of
    proceedings, provided:
    a. The Marine consents;
    b. The PEB (not an MEB) determines the Marine is Unfit for continued naval service, the Marine has signed the Election of Options unconditionally
    accepting the preliminary findings of the Informal PEB, waived the right to demand a full and fair hearing and to submit a Petition for Relief from Final
    Action, or has already appeared in person at a full and fair hearing, has requested the case be finalized, and waived the right to submit a Petition for
    Relief from Final Action. If the preliminary findings of the Informal PEB are Fit for continued naval service, and the Marine is retirement eligible under
    other provisions of law, or has indicated an intent to reenlist, the Marine will not be ordered home;
    c. Further hospitalization and treatment are not required; and
    d. A Marine ordered home has a positive leave balance and agrees to liquidation of accrued leave while awaiting final disposition. For further
    information see MCO P1050.3H and the Department of Defense Finance Management Regulations (DoDFMR).
    3. Commanders of OCONUS Marines, to include Hawaii-based commands, will request PCS orders (MCC W95) by priority message from the CMC (MMEA/MMSR-4) within 48 hours of the Marine accepting preliminary findings of Unfit for duty from the Informal PEB.
    4. Enlisted Marines will be issued orders in the format contained in the current edition of MCO P1000.6G, Assignment, Classification, and Travel System Manual (ACTS). Use this paragraph as the authority. Request orders by message from the CMC (MMSR-4) for travel OCONUS.
    5. Enlisted Marines ordered home or to a point of selection to await final disposition will be entitled to payment of basic allowance for subsistence
    for the period following the date and hour of arrival home, to include the date of separation from active duty. Marines with family members will
    continue to be entitled to basic allowance for quarters as prescribed by current regulations to include the date of separation from active duty. The
    date of arrival home for the purpose of crediting subsistence and quarters allowances will be determined by the disbursing officer on the basis of the
    Marine's itinerary or constructive travel via the shortest usually traveled route, using the mode which requires the least travel time. For more
    comprehensive information, consult the DoDFMR.
    6. A Marine's unused leave balance will be reduced for time spent at home awaiting final disposition commencing the day after the date of actual arrival home or the date following the constructive travel via the shortest usually traveled route, using the one which requires the least travel time. For more comprehensive information, consult the DoDFMR.
    *7. Transportation of family members and household effects is authorized under change of station orders issued pursuant to the authority provided by
    this paragraph for travel to the Marine's home or a designated place. Advise Marines that since entitlements to transportation of family members and
    household effects will not accrue unless and until the Marine is either permanently or temporarily retired or otherwise separated, transportation
    costs for travel and shipment of household effects and family members may be borne by the Marine should the Secretary of the Navy ultimately find the Marine Fit for duty. Mileage and other transportation allowances, including transportation of dependents and household effects, are settled or adjusted upon actual separation or retirement, permanent or temporary per the provisions of the JFTR and MCO P4650.37 series (MCTIM).
    8. A claim for reimbursement for travel performed by family members incident to change of station orders issued under this authority will be submitted to the disbursing officer maintaining the Marine's pay record at the time of separation. A claim for reimbursement for travel performed by family members incident to the Marine's retirement (permanent or temporary) or separation will be submitted to the disbursing officer maintaining the Marine's pay record at the time of separation. The claim will include:
    a. All original orders and modifications;
    b. Retirement orders; and
    *c. Travel Voucher (DD Form 1351-2). When a Marine with dependents is transferred under orders issued pursuant to this authority, the disbursing
    officer will advise the Marine of the procedures for submitting claims for transportation of dependents and will furnish sufficient copies of DD Form
    1351-2. See paragraph 1009.
    9. Commanders will collect and destroy the Marine's identification card (DD Form 2 Active) and issue a temporary identification card (DD Form 2 Active) valid for no more than 180 days. If appropriate, a retired identification card (DD Form 2 (Retired) will be issued per MCO 5512.11B.
    10. Request, via message to the CMC (MMSR-4), authorization of orders for officers desiring orders home to await final action.
    11. If retirement orders are not received within 60 days of detachment from the parent unit, Marines home awaiting orders will immediately contact the CMC (MMSR-4) or the last administrative unit to which assigned."

    I hope this was helpful, and that your transition, retirement and recovery go well. Please let us know any questions.
     

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