Explantion of LOA

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  1. Has anyone got a link to source documents that explain the way in wihich LOA is assessed broken down and assessed? :frustrated:
     
  2. I also found this (albeit slighty out of date) from BFG.


     
  3. So what they're saying is cos the Hubby is away all the time the missus isn't going out so the local pad brat isn't getting her baby sitting money so LOA should be cut to reflect that fact.


    Neat trick......Blaming the lack of socialising by Couples for the cut in LOA.
     
  4. Anyone know what the latest rates are? Link?
    Many thanks
     
  5. Don't know if this will work...here goes. (New rates are the top ones, 1st column Single, Next married Unaccompanied, Married and etc etc). If you acn't make head nor tail of this floow address, but you need an Army net account. http://www.armysearch.mod.uk/cs.html?charset=iso-8859-1&url=https%3A//www.armynet.mod.uk/club/navigate2.php%3Ffile%3D/content/dib2007_01.pdf&qt=loa&col=armynet&n=1&la=en

    LOCAL OVERSEAS ALLOWANCE (LOA) – GERMANY (MAIN)
    COMPARISON OF LOA RATES FOLLOWING
    LOCAL OVERSEAS ALLOWANCE UPDATE IN JULY 2006

    M+O M+1 M+2 M+3 CHILD
    ADD
    LT GEN & ABOVE 8.22 15.13 15.57 17.17 18.33 19.06 .73
    MAJ GEN 8.13 15.04 15.41 16.99 18.14 18.86 .72
    BRIG 8.04 14.95 15.23 16.80 17.94 18.65 .71
    COL 7.95 14.86 15.07 16.62 17.75 18.45 .70
    LT COL 7.22 14.13 13.07 14.40 15.37 15.98 .61
    MAJOR 6.50 13.41 11.07 12.17 12.98 13.51 .53
    CAPT 5.78 12.69 9.07 9.95 10.61 11.05 .44
    LIEUT & BELOW 5.06 11.97 7.07 7.73 8.23 8.58 .35
    WO1 4.25 11.15 15.41 16.99 18.14 18.85 .71
    WO2/SSGT 4.08 10.98 13.79 15.19 16.21 16.85 .64
    SGT 3.90 10.80 12.18 13.40 14.29 14.87 .57
    CPL 3.73 10.63 10.56 11.60 12.37 12.87 .50
    BELOW CPL 3.56 10.46 8.94 9.80 10.44 10.87 .43

    EXISTING
    LOSLOA M+O M+1 M+2 M+3 CHILD ADD

    LT GEN & ABOVE 11.36 18.18 17.94 19.94 21.43 22.40 .97
    MAJ GEN 11.22 18.04 17.75 19.73 21.20 22.17 .96
    BRIG 11.09 17.91 17.56 19.51 20.97 21.92 .96
    COL 10.96 17.78 17.37 19.30 20.74 21.69 .95
    LT COL 9.88 16.70 15.03 16.70 17.96 18.80 .84
    MAJOR 8.81 15.63 12.70 14.11 15.19 15.93 .74
    CAPT 7.74 14.56 10.36 11.51 12.41 13.04 .64
    LIEUT & BELOW 6.67 13.49 8.02 8.92 9.63 10.17 .53
    WO1 5.90 12.71 17.01 18.89 20.30 21.22 .93
    WO2/SSGT 5.62 12.43 15.21 16.90 18.17 19.02 .85
    SGT 5.33 12.14 13.41 14.90 16.03 16.80 .77
    CPL 5.05 11.86 11.62 12.91 13.90 14.59 .69
    BELOW CPL 4.77 11.58 9.83 10.92 11.77 12.38 .61
     
  6. Bollox...the final colum is per child after M+3

    So for e.g

    LT GEN & ABOVE 8.22 15.13 15.57 17.17 18.33 19.06 .73

    £8.22 Single
    £15.13 Married unaccompanied
    £15.57 Married +0
    £17.17 Married +1
    £18.33 Married +2
    £19.06 Married +3
    £0.73 Per child there after
     
  7. Tell you what, they base findings on a questionaire asked to personnel/families in UK, thats right, UK based personnel, where extended families are on (in some cases) the door step to help with Baby Sitting etc, how can the LOA evaluation team assess LOA by asking questions outside of said LOA area. BARKING :frustrated:
     
  8. Anyone got the latest rates for Cyprus? Ta
     
  9. Longjohnsilvers right
    A couple of years ago, when I was stationed at JHQ I was in a LOA review group. The reviews let slip that the LOA review was conducted on UK soldiers. We argued the fact with them (no family back up for baby sitting) and that the 7 hours a fortnight (UK average, so the reviews quoted) was no use to us in Germany, but to no avail they (the Government bean counters) had already made up there minds and that was that.
    What I would say if anybody is on one of these focus groups talk about:
    1. ‘Bret weekends’ (may be Brent). LOA takes into account 9 weekends away from the wire, so B&B rates, motor mileage etc is paid into the LOA fund for the time away. Tell these people 9 weekends are not enough, you take more and stay in posh hotels.
    2. LOA baby sitting money is multi million pound, and we were told it makes up 60% of the LOA budget. Because of the spouse is away so often, when they are back you need time alone “Just the two of us”. Average say 10 hours a week.
    3. Never tell them you shop away from the NAAFI (more money there).
    4. When the review group do there ‘shopping basket’ recce give them the address of the most expensive shops around.
    5. LIE
     
  10. Like I said.....BARKING!!, how on earth can they justify that.