Coast Guard Mutual AssistanceServing the men and women of the US Coast Guard since 1924

With transfer season upon us, CGMA knows that the most common strains on our members' wallets this time of year are in relation to moving.  Between travel, moving costs, and putting down deposits on a rental property, CGMA has several ways in which we can help.


Clients required by orders to travel PCS, who are entitled to receive an advance for themselves or their immediate family members, but are unable to receive the advance prior to traveling, may receive a loan to help with anticipated moving expenses, not to exceed the amount of the authorized advance. Such loans must be repaid in full when the travel reimbursement is received.  Grants will not be considered in these instances.


Assistance for moving expense will normally be limited to a loan for a rental truck, gas and packing material for local moves. Assistance for longer moves may also include temporary living expenses. Assistance may be provided for food, temporary lodging, and incidental expenses.

Rental Assistance:

Assistance may be provided for first and last month's rent and security deposits. Assistance may also be provided for required real estate brokerage fees. Checks will normally be made payable to the landlord or real estate firm. Rental assistance will normally be in the form of a loan.

The client must supply a copy of the lease or rental agreement showing required deposits, first and last month's rent and proof that arrangements have been made to obtain renters insurance. (If written proof of renters insurance is not available at the time assistance is provided, Representatives are to indicate in the remarks block of the CGMA Form 52 that proof must be provided within 30 days.)

Additional information: For more information, please refer to Chapter 3 of the CGMA manual

You give valuable time to assist CGMA clients and it is much appreciated!

Please let CGMA-HQ know (703) 875-0404 or toll free (800) 881-2462 or email: if there is any way we can support your efforts as you serve your shipmates through CGMA.