Introduction There is a little known regulation that covers ‘Final Tour of Duty’ requests. Ordinarily, first and final house moves in the military are not paid for at public expense; however, provision does exist for paying both Disturbance Expense (DE) and Removal of Personal Effects (RPE) at public expense for a final move, providing that… Read More
What Allowances Can Personnel in a Long-Term Relationship Claim when Moving on Assignment from One Surplus SFA to Another?
Introduction This article briefly outlines what allowances personnel in a long-term relationship (LTR) can claim when moving on assignment from one surplus service family accommodation (SFA) to another. Outline Generally for cohabitation with a LTR partner, personnel are not eligible to receive any additional allowances in support of their cohabitation. However, changes to policy confirmed… Read More
How To Execute a Military (House) Move
Moving to a new place can be difficult for any family, but it can be even more challenging for military families. The constant moves and deployments can wear on you – both mentally and physically. But there are steps that you can take to make the process easier – and in some cases, maybe even… Read More
Can A Private Individual Rent Service Family Accommodation?
Question If an individual, either a service person or otherwise, wishes to rent Service Family Accommodation (SFA) as privately rented accommodation how do they make an application to do this? Answer The Ministry of Defence (MOD) have a sub-letting programme, and in certain areas there is availability for properties to be let privately. The sub-letting… Read More
Online Housing Advice for Service Personnel
The Joint Service Housing Advice Office (JSHAO) has launched an online forum for service personnel and families. The Skype presentation is still delivered in the same format, with a ﬁnancial mortgage advisor online, providing details on the mortgage process and answering any queries. This new delivery method provides personnel and their families with the ability… Read More
Improving Community Integration among Homeless-Experienced Veteran Families
Research Paper Title Beyond housing: Understanding community integration among homeless-experienced veteran families in the United States. Background Community integration is important to address among homeless-experienced individuals. Little is known about helping veteran families (families with a parent who is a veteran) integrate into the community after homelessness. The researchers sought to understand the experiences of… Read More
Mortgage Deal for Military Personnel
Mortgage adviser Matt Colley is waiving broker fees for military personnel and veterans as a way of thanking them for their service to community and country. The 45-year-old, founder of Bristolbased Moving Experience, is offering the same deal to medical staff after his children received treatment in the neonatal intensive care unit at Southmead Hospital.… Read More
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