Kids in child care

Program Information

When the costs are not covered by other sources, assistance under this program may be provided for child care services provided as follows:

Children must be 12 or under on the date(s) the service is provided.

There is no age limit for special needs dependents/children.

The service must be provided within 60 days prior to departure, and/or within 60 days of reporting to the new permanent duty station.

The service may be provided by either a commercial day care (as selected by the member), or by a non-commercial source such as a neighbor or friend. (Note: When using a non-commercial source, reimbursement is not authorized if the provider is a family member. In this instance family member includes parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.)

Reimbursement is limited to $150 per child, for a maximum of three children. Each family is limited to a cumulative total of $450 per calendar year

Applications for reimbursement must include either a receipt (if a commercial source was used) or a signature from the person who provided the service indicating the full amount paid.

A copy of the PCS orders which indicate a HHG move at government expense must be included. Reservists must include a copy of their ADOS orders as well.

Additional Information

Clients requesting this must submit a PCS Child Care Expense application (CGMA Form 9), along with receipts or other suitable documents showing the costs of qualifying service to their local CGMA representative.

Applications for the CGMA Child Care Reimbursement must be submitted within six months of the date the expense is incurred.

Note: This program does not indicate approval or recommendation of any particular source or means of child care. Responsibility for this selection rests solely with the client.