Home Marketing Incentive Payments (HMIP)

Home Marketing Incentive Payment (HMIP) is intended to reduce relocation costs.  Employees are encouraged to independently and aggressively market and find a buyer for their residence, see JTR 5938 for more information.
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Things you need to know:
  1. This is a taxable entitlement with no authorization for Withholding Tax Allowance (WTA) or Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA) payments.
  2. When exercising this option, an employee is no longer eligible for real estate sale, unexpired lease or property management reimbursements.
  3. Maximum reimbursement cannot exceed:
    1. One to five percent of the price the relocation service company paid when it purchased the residence from the employee; or
    2. $10,000; or
    3. One half of the savings realized from the reduced fee/expenses paid as a result of the employee finding a bona fide buyer with whom the sale is closed.
    4. If no savings are realized, a home marketing incentive may not be paid.

Important Information

Voucher Submission for HMIP
  1. DD Form 1351-2 (Travel Voucher/Sub Voucher) – Be sure to review the Civilian relocation DD Form 1351-2 Voucher checklist.
  2. DD Form 1614 (Travel Authorization/Orders) with all amendments
  3. Information contained on the HMIP worksheet
  4. Include Direct Deposit From 1199A
Joint Travel Regulations (JTR)
Do you need more information about this entitlement? Click below to review the information. The link is a searchable PDF, scroll to the section you are interested in, then click on the blue link to be taken directly to the page. Joint Travel Regulations (JTR, Chapter 5, Part F, section 0546
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How to complete DD 1351-2 for Home Marketing Incentive Payment

Block 1: Payment: Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) is mandatory. Submit an SF 1199 or DD 2762 with updated banking account information.
Split Disbursement: If you would like funds applied directly to your Government Travel Card, place an “x” in the block and indicate the dollar amount to be applied. If your reimbursement is less than the amount requested, then the whole reimbursement will be applied to the Government Travel Card.
Block 2: Name: Last name, first name, and middle initial of Employee.
Block 3: Grade of the Employee.
Block 4: Social Security Number of Employee – full 9 digits.
Block 5: Indicate “PCS” and “Member/Employee.”
Blocks 6a-6d: Valid mailing address.
Block 6e: Valid and legible e-mail addresses.
Block 7: Daytime telephone number.
Block 8: Order/Authorization number which is listed on the original orders (See DD Form1614 Block 25).
Block 9: List any and all previous payments paid from any finance office pertaining to the travel period being claimed. List “0.00” if you have not received any payments.
Block 10: This block may be used to make a note to explain something to the travel office, if applicable (e.g. Supplemental for_         ”
Block 11: Employee’s new duty station address where employee is being assigned (See DD Form1614 Block 8).
Blocks 12-17: Not required to be completed for HMIP
Block 18a. List date of the approval for HMIP
               b. List HMIP
               c. List the amount being claimed.
Block 19: Not applicable.
Block 20a&b: Signature of traveler and date signed.  Do not forget the date in Block 20B, even if it is in your digital signature. Signature date must be the day of or after final date claimed.
Block 20c-f: Reviewer’s signature and date signed. All parts (20c, 20d, 20e, & 20f) must be completed or voucher will be returned. Signature date must be the same day or after the traveler.
Block 21: Would be required for after the fact approval.
Block 22: Not applicable.
Blocks 23 – 28: Not applicable
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Home Marketing Incentive Payments (HMIP) 1351-2

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