From 1 February 2020, there will be a change to the policy on eligibility to cohabit in surplus Service Family Accommodation in the UK as there will no longer be a requirement to have 4 Years’ Length of Service in the Armed Forces in order to apply
Following a review of this policy, it has been agreed that the 4 years’ Length of Service (LoS) criterion should be removed, to widen eligibility to cohabit in surplus SFA to an increased number of SP. This change takes effect from 1 February 2020.
Although from 1 February 2020 there will no longer be a requirement to have completed 4 years’ service, SP wishing to cohabit in surplus SFA in the UK will still be required to:
- be aged 18 or over;
- have completed Phase 1 training;
- be serving on a regular engagement in the UK Armed Forces or be a Full Commitment Reservist as defined in single-Service regulations.
Application process and requirement to provide acceptable evidence proving a Long-Term Relationship (LTR)
Future Accommodation Model (FAM) pilot sites
The requirement for 4 years’ LoS for SP to be entitled to FAM policy at pilot sites remains unchanged. To be entitled to the full FAM accommodation options there will still be a requirement to have 4 years’ LoS.
For further advice on this subject, SP should contact their Unit HR in the first instance.