Bounty value for new guys

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  1. I was at TA last night and one of the guys who was on my CMSR got £165 for his bounty (I haven't checked but I'm assuming I got the same), is this because we've only just become trained soldiers (CMSR in Feb 08)? If so then do we get the minimum bounty next year (£360ish) or the next level up?

    Cheers,
    Andy
     
  2. I've just had mine (did 1C about two months ago) and it was £405 (my first one).
     
  3. Just checked my pay statement & I got £270! Anyone know the JPA phone number?
     
  4. Mines seriously cocked up too. £405 after a total of 11 years service, albeit 9 in the regs. Not that I do it for the money....
     
  5. When were you attested? Just spoken to JPA and they think it may be that I was attested in August.
     
  6. 0141 2243 600
     
  7. Its becuase you are getting a part bounty as opposed to a full one, I think its a new idea.

    Those that manage 12 months, 28 days MATTS etc get the £405, the rest is made up from how long you have been in since attestation
     
  8. Question 1 is this your first bounty payment in the TA ?

    Question 2 How long was it from leaving the Regs to joining the TA ?

    If the answer to 1 is yes and 2 is more than 2 yrs then that is the correct payment
     
  9. I was attested about 18 months ago now. We were told that completing 1C qualifies us for bounty (although i'm specialist TA so we don't have drill nights etc so that might make a difference).
     
  10. It is my first though I had been out less than six months. Been onto my Ch Clrk who has told me I will get the full amount now and it is a mistake.
     
  11. Yeah then that an admin cock up, I was told I would get the grand and a half becasse of my 12 yrs reg exp, but becuase I was out longer than 2 yrs I losrt all seniority and got the £405.

    Tha pain is that it should of been my second, the first would of been a part bounty as I joined in the middle of the year
     
  12. Can I just check, is it for real that we only get a part bounty if you didnt serve a full year? Because I have just been paid my bounty and got £236.

    Now I know I only attested in August, but I worked my butt off to attend regularly and I got fully trained and met all the requirement in 8 months, so why shouldnt I get the full amount?

    Could someone clarify please.

    many thanks
    Raab
     
  13. Because you haven't served a full year. That's the way it is unfortunately. You used to be entitled to one reduced year bounty (not reduced camp), which I was told people normally took in their last year in order to maximise on the amount that they got. This meant that a lot of people in their first year didn't get a bounty at all.

    The new system means that you get something at least, and you're one step up the bounty ladder for next year. You have been given 7 months worth, it's better than nothing.
     
  14. Thanks for the reply, this isnt aimed at you, however I really disagree with the new system. All the literature on the bounty from a wide variety of sources all state that as long as you meet all the requirements, then you get your bounty. I probably did more in 7 months than others did in a whole year, so why should I be punished?

    *rant start*

    The bounty is not to do with time served, if it was then you would get it regardless of passing tests or not. It is results based, you meet the requirements, you get it. I think this is a cheap and cynical development :(

    Yes it is better than nothing as I will get a full one next year, however it is the principle of the matter. And I personally like to stand up for principles. If they are going to do this from now on, then they need to include in the literature "as long as you serve a FULL year and pass all your MATTS and do enough MTD's"

    *rant end*

    raab

    P.S. this is not to appear unappreciative of the efforts of my unit staff in securing my bounty for me, just the principle of the matter :)
     
  15. Thanks for the reply, this isnt aimed at you, however I really disagree with the new system. All the literature on the bounty from a wide variety of sources all state that as long as you meet all the requirements, then you get your bounty. I probably did more in 7 months than others did in a whole year, so why should I be punished?

    *rant start*

    The bounty is not to do with time served, if it was then you would get it regardless of passing tests or not. It is results based, you meet the requirements, you get it. I think this is a cheap and cynical development :(

    Yes it is better than nothing as I will get a full one next year, however it is the principle of the matter. And I personally like to stand up for principles. If they are going to do this from now on, then they need to include in the literature "as long as you serve a FULL year and pass all your MATTS and do enough MTD's"

    *rant end*

    raab

    P.S. this is not to appear unappreciative of the efforts of my unit staff in securing my bounty for me, just the principle of the matter :)