UK Military Spouses: Accompanied Postings & Well-being

Research Paper Title ‘It’s nice to just be you’: The influence of the employment experiences of UK military spouses during accompanied postings on well-being. Background Repeated military relocations (accompanied postings) can have a detrimental effect on employment and well-being among the spouses and partners of military personnel. Methods Semi-structured telephone interviews were conducted with 19… Read More

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Military Spouses/Civil Partners can claim Ex-Gratia Payments in Lieu of Maternity Allowance

True or false: Spouses/civil partners who accompany their Service partner on an overseas posting/assignment are unable to claim Maternity Allowance (MA) from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) if they are not living in the UK. Although spouses/civil partners cannot claim MA when overseas, they do have other options (this depends on where they… Read More

Details on the Protection from Overseas Deployments for Service Persons’ & Flexible Working

Does the protection from overseas deployments continue if the Service Person (SP) is posted during the protection period? If it were necessary to remove protection from operational deployment under either FD1 (reduced deploy ability) or 2 (reduced deploy ability and part-time working) during the period applied for, whether as the result of an assignment or… Read More

Understanding the Impact of British Military Foreign Postings on Accompanying Spouses

Research Paper Title The Impact of British Military Foreign Postings on Accompanying Spouses. Abstract In this thesis, Gillan Blakely reports an investigation into the psychological, emotional and social impact of British military foreign postings on accompanying spouses. An ethnographic methodology was adopted utilising a four phase mixed method approach consisting of one quantitative and three… Read More