My pay, and that of another couple of dozen service members has been changed illegally. In a nutshell, the FQ's here have been regraded as grade 2 from grade 3. I'm not going into the whys and wherefores of that regrade. However, the crux of the matter is that the board was held in July 11, we were not informed until late Jan 12. The JSP quite clearly states that occupants must be informed no later than 3 months after the board or it's findings are invalidated. Letters have been sent to DIO. They know that what they have done is wrong, yet to date they refuse to even acknowledge any letters etc. I have spoken to our admin office (mostly civilian staff) who have told me that the change has already happened on JPA and that they were "told" to process it although they thought that it shouldn't have been done. I am about to seek formal legal advice on this. So, my questions are 1. Can I recover legal costs from DIO as they have not followed the JSP? 2. As my pay has been illegally changed can I pursue for that loss of earnings? 3. Can I/should I persue the member of staff that changed my pay although they knew it to be wrong and not in accordance with the relevant JSP? I would think that this course would also bring in the management of that section too.