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Gonzo33

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#1
Hi all,

Hubby is away, again, and has asked me to ask you reprobates what the rate is for HDT.

Back story is we should be moving out of qtr's into our final family home in the next month or so. He has nearly 4 years left to rock'n'roll.

He needs to know rate for private vehicle 38.4 miles each way (not sure if you get round trip or not - forgotten what it used to say on armynet).

Cheers,

The awkward one
 

Gonzo33

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#3
Thank you very much kind sir (?)
 

Gonzo33

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#5
Just found on Armynet the revised rates, and it is the automatic rate. What is the difference? (excuse my ignorance).
 
#6
Automatic is paid every day, i.e. 31 days this month, manual is paid only for actual journeys. The automatic rate is lower, as it is based on an assumed number of journeys over the qualifying period, and paid every day regardless of whether a journey is made.
 

Gonzo33

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#7
Thank you for clearing that up. I did think it was something as simple as that, but you never know with the Army do you! If he did go the manual route would he just have to enter it into JPA at the end of the month or something? (I am going to be asked that question!).
 

Gonzo33

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#8
Ignore me. I have just seen the answer on the rates published. Ffs you can shoot me now for asking a bone question if you like.
 
#9
The answer to your next question is, he is likely to be on the automatic rate, manual is for people who don't make regular journeys.
 

Gonzo33

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#10
Thought that would be the case. Thanks.
 
#11
Could be old rules, but…….

Are you moving on an assignment order or within 6 months of an assignment order?

If you are moving mid posting you would not be entitled to any allowances because you are electing to move as opposed to being forced to move (new posting). You can start to claim on your next posting.

I’ve known a few people who have fallen foul of this in the past, particularly people who have bought a house and expected disturbance allowance, moving costs, GHP or DHT.

Like I said this rule could have been superseded.
 

Gonzo33

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#12
Moved here in August to SFA, so will be moving to private house within 6 months. We know we're not entitled to DA, etc because this is our final move. There won't be another posting for us because the battalion are due to stay here for at least 16 years and the old man is due out in just shy of 4 years.

Need to move to settle Mstr Gonzo into his permanent secondary school too (otherwise Mr G will leave the army the year before Mstr G leaves secondary).

Oh well, it is what it is.
 
#13
£9.07 daily, then minus 9 miles personal contribution (2.66), 38.4 rounded down to 38

just doing HDT so good timing
I believe the personal contribution has been capped at 3 miles in a u-turn on the SDSR...........the 9 miles PC wouldn't have come into force until 1st April 2013 anyway under the original allowance cuts
 

Legs

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#14
I believe the personal contribution has been capped at 3 miles in a u-turn on the SDSR...........the 9 miles PC wouldn't have come into force until 1st April 2013 anyway under the original allowance cuts
You are partially right. HDT Public has been capped at 3 miles. HDT Private is 9 miles.
 
#15
Never understood why the private one is higher.
 
#16
Moved here in August to SFA, so will be moving to private house within 6 months. We know we're not entitled to DA, etc because this is our final move. There won't be another posting for us because the battalion are due to stay here for at least 16 years and the old man is due out in just shy of 4 years.

Need to move to settle Mstr Gonzo into his permanent secondary school too (otherwise Mr G will leave the army the year before Mstr G leaves secondary).

Oh well, it is what it is.
As you have moved once on this assignment to your SFA you might not be entitled to DHT as you have elected to move again "mid post". The "within 6 months" is if you haven't moved at public expenceon that assignment order.

I caviat this again with my "rules could have changed" defence!
 
#17
If an individual moves then the HDT mileage is simply re-assessed or started if not claimed previously, proof of residence required for HDT (private)

I took it as read it was private rate by the OP's tone in post #1
 

Gonzo33

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#19
Just looked at V16.3 of JSP752 dated 01/10/12 and can't find anything about a six-month rule. I am fairly sure there used to be one, though I think it was some considerable time ago.
Being the sad snake with tits that I am I read that last night and couldn't find anything either. Although for one minute I did think that I was going cross-eyed. Oh well, will get him to wang in a claim when he returns from his travels and see if he gets it or gets a big fat NO. Thanks for your help guys.
 

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