Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Monday, 27 July 2015

MOD Service Leavers Guide - Latest Version Now Available

The latest version of the Service Leavers Guide is now available online at the link below. The booklet provides information on a range of topics to help you transition out of the service and individuals should receive their own hard copy in the post from Defence Business Services at the 9 month point.

Service Leavers Guide

If you haven't received your copy, please get in touch with the JPAC here:

JPAC Enquiry Centre
Mail Point 355
Kentigern House
65 Brown Street
Glasgow
G2 8EX

Email JPAC@dbspv.mod.uk

Serving personnel enquiries: 94560 3600

Thursday, 23 July 2015

SSAFA - Lifelong Support for our Forces and their Families

We are SSAFA. We provide lifelong support for our Forces and their families, whenever and wherever they need us. If you need a helping hand, get in touch.

Click HERE for more information

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

CA- Walk Away Cleaning & Gardening Scheme

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Our Walk Away team are experiencing a high volume of interest in the scheme and are currently dealing with a backlog.

They are recruiting more staff to assist but in the meantime it is taking 5 days rather than the advertised 2 days for customers to receive responses to their requests.

Please highlight your Move Out date on any correspondence which will ensure that the team can prioritise their responses effectively.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and assure you that we are taking the necessary steps to improve our service.

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Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Tenancy Deposit Loan Scheme for Service Personnel Launched

A new Tenancy Deposit Loan Scheme has been launched (6 July 2015) to allow Service personnel (SP) to apply for a loan, in the form of an advance of pay. This is to meet the cost of a deposit for a rental property, mirroring a similar scheme for civilian personnel.

Moving home within the private rental sector can be expensive, and sometimes affording a deposit can prevent personnel considering private rental as an accommodation option. The DCLG has developed a new initiative through which they allow staff to apply for an advance of salary to help meet the cost of a private rental deposit. The MOD has implemented a similar scheme for both Service and civilian personnel. For SP it will be provided through the Advance of Pay mechanism. All Regular and Full Time Reserve Service personnel, who have completed at least two months’ service, are eligible to apply for the scheme. However, overseas personnel are already eligible to apply for an advance of pay on assignment and are excluded from the scheme*; other detailed eligibility criteria may be found in the JSP 754 and in T Letter 315/15.

The initiative was developed by the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) to assist workers in meeting the cost of a deposit to support mobility. The MOD has adopted the scheme, recognising that this provides a further element of choice, especially for those SP who are not entitled to SFA.

It is limited only to the cost of the deposit and, aligned with current Advance of Pay policy (Chapter 2, Section 5 of JSP 754), must be repaid over 12 months.

* They would become eligible to apply on return assignment to UK.


NHS Choices for Military - Healthcare Information for the Forces and Veterans

The new NHS Choices for Military webpages have the following sections (links are embedded) which provide guidance and links covering accessing NHS services:

Tuesday, 7 July 2015