What is my eligibility date and how does that affect my place on the waiting list?

Your eligibility date is determined by the date departed last permanent duty. Service Members must sign in at the new duty station before assignment will be made. Your signed and approved service specific leave form (Request and Authority for Leave), and service specific Installation Clearance Record will indicate date departed last permanent duty station. Other methods in which an eligibility date may be established are the effective date of command sponsorship, date of application, or through an approved exception to policy.

A family can be displaced by a family that has a higher eligibility date. Example: SFC Jones PCSs and signs out on leave on 1 May, he takes leave until 30 May and signs into his new unit. His eligibility date is 1 May. This is the date he will be placed on the respective waiting list. However, if SFC Smith PCSs and starts leave on 20 April and signs into new duty station on 4 June, IAW regulatory guidance, this family will be placed ahead of the family that arrived on 30 May if the two families are competing on the same waiting list with the same requirements.

When a copy of your PCS orders and DD 1746 are received by the Housing office your name may be added to the waiting list in a priority 3 status. You will not begin actively competing until you have physically arrived to USAG Stuttgart. Your signed and approved service specific leave form (Request and Authority for Leave), and service specific Installation Clearance Record are the only way of substantiating this requirement.

Applications for housing must be made within 30 days of arrivals or receipt of command sponsorship to maintain your eligibility date of date departed last duty station or date of command sponsorship approval. Beyond 30 days, or Service Members making tour changes, the effective date on the waiting list will be date of application.