Claiming back money from JPA?

#1
How do I go about claiming back the 220 pound excess baggage charge it cost ME to get my kit from home to my new unit? by the way it was all military kit that i had no choice but to bring.

Can I do this through the RAO or can I only do it through the JPA system?

Just incase your wondering I do have a receipt for the charge, and would I have to wait months for it to go through?

Cheers.
 
#2
I don't know the clerky answer, but I know most of our lads have been told to jog on unless they can prove they needed the all of the military kit.
 
#3
stacker1 said:
I don't know the clerky answer, but I know most of our lads have been told to jog on unless they can prove they needed the all of the military kit.
What where they supposed to do with the stuff if they didn't take it with them?
 
#4
They will say that you should've sent it MFO.Only way is for some boss-type to state that the excess was authorised.Good luck.
 
#5
Use the military MFO system. The boxes would arrive at his new unit's QM store in 4 weeks or so. Tell the truth crow, you wanted to dress up for your family and give it big licks.
 
#6
GrumpyGit said:
stacker1 said:
I don't know the clerky answer, but I know most of our lads have been told to jog on unless they can prove they needed the all of the military kit.
What where they supposed to do with the stuff if they didn't take it with them?
How do you think singlies get their civvie kit such as a fridge, playstation 3, 42 inch TV to their new unit? It won't all fit in a sausage bag.
 
#7
One of my lads same sketch, didn't leave himself enough time to go through MFO, so took it home then when he next went on leave brought it all back with him on civi flight. Got charged a small fortune in excess baggage RAO told him to jog on.

Small lesson learnt on sorting your own admin out pre posting me thinks.
 
#8
unless the rule shave changed, you should carryyour 1157 with you and not send it in MFO ( I know, who does except for maybe their first move from Basic to phase one).
 
#9
ashford_old_school said:
unless the rule shave changed, you should carryyour 1157 with you and not send it in MFO ( I know, who does except for maybe their first move from Basic to phase one).
Is that the same kind of rule as a tom getting an RSM pension after 22 years?
 
#10
ashford_old_school said:
unless the rule shave changed, you should carryyour 1157 with you and not send it in MFO ( I know, who does except for maybe their first move from Basic to phase one).
yea those pt vests and shorts, thermal long johns and 4 issues of telic kit are a real must :roll:

What were you taking and where were you travelling from/to?
 
#11
Again people leaping in with helpfull advice, the rule was (when I joined) you arrived at your 1st unit with complete 1157 after that common sense kicked in ie you phoned up found out what was going on then packed exercise kit if needed or 2 sets of works dress to see you right untill your mfo arrived.
It depends on why he was carrying the excess baggage 1st posting he should be ok after that theres a good chance he will be told to jog on I have claimed excess baggage its a 3 day turn around but you must keep the reciepts for 2 years in case of audit.
 
#12
HEART_STOPPER said:
It depends on why he was carrying the excess baggage 1st posting he should be ok .
I very much doubt it, you do not normally get issued enough kit to take you over the limit when going to your first posting.
 
#13
patently not he same rule as one was an urban myth! And I was referring to MFO between postings not boxes to take extra kit to go on det with.
 
#14
ashford_old_school said:
patently not he same rule as one was an urban myth! And I was referring to MFO between postings not boxes to take extra kit to go on det with.
I turned up at a unit, was there for 2 weeks ans got 7 days notice to deploy on Telic 11. Strangely enough I had neglected to take my dessies in my bags, when I went down the QMs to get another set, Duty bod informed me that I should carry my entire 1157 etc etc when I asked where it says that, He didnt have an answer. It just something that gets said probably because in basic training you don't have a choice of using the MFO system.
 
#15
BIPOLAR77 said:
ashford_old_school said:
unless the rule shave changed, you should carryyour 1157 with you and not send it in MFO ( I know, who does except for maybe their first move from Basic to phase one).
yea those pt vests and shorts, thermal long johns and 4 issues of telic kit are a real must :roll:

What were you taking and where were you travelling from/to?
Some places you need the pt shorts still :roll: :roll:
 
#16
A few years back, returning from back to back exercises, several members of my sqn arrived back at Brize ready to be driven back to Germany in a coach. The OC made a decision that we'd fly back and we were driven to another airport in the minibus. He then allowed the minibus to make its way back to Germany. At the airport the excess baggage charge would have halfed the national debt and would need 3 days to arrive - his mistake was not using the minibus for our baggage.
 
#17
I had to drive to Germany and back again to get all my kit for a 6 month course. I also had to fly myself to the UK in the first place, my unit didn't arrange a thing for me.
 
#18
We had continual problems with NI phase 2s going on relocation leave (While Banner was in force).Bosses told them they needed their mil kit with them, resulting in excess baggage every time.We got the RAO to authorise it - after all, they were doing what they were told.Once the cost filtered up the chain, I believe the OC/2ic were interviewed without coffee. :)
 
#19
If it says on the posting order (or whatever it is calle dnow adays) 1157 to be carried, then guess who has to pay?

It certainly use to highlight the required items to be carried for a move... 4 weeks to ship by MFO? What if you need your kit in 3?
 
#20
Nope some of our kit went by MFO however we were ordered to take home half of the 1157 to keep us going up until the MFO boxes arrived
 

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