Leaving and working?

#1
Does anyone know what the score is with getting a job once youve left the army but your still being payed until a set date?
Ive just been offered a job to start next month but my last day is October 9th so im payed till taht day?
Is there a way round this that i can take the civi job?
 
#2
Suppose you are still "on duty" with the Army while drawing a wage. But what chance is there of getting called back ? Suppose you could just keep stum about it & start. You might get a bit of a tax hit tho. Just my opinion BTW.
 
#3
You are allowed to "double dip" for your last month. Your CO can sign authorisation for you to do so earlier and most will not have a problem doing so. Look at your tax carefully.
 
#4
jsp754 said:
01.0205
Where an individual commences civilian employment pending discharge from the Service, payment from both sources may be received during the terminal leave period.
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#5
ah right so its only the last month (terminal leave) that i can draw both wages?
Can i get permission to work earlier?
Ive done with work, ive booked out my unit and de kitted so wouldnt have any issues with working if i was allowed?
 
#6
ah right so its only the last month (terminal leave) that i can draw both wages?
Can i get permission to work earlier?
Ive done with work, ive booked out my unit and de kitted so wouldnt have any issues with working if i was allowed?
I'd go and ask on an anonymous web forum, if I were you. Sod asking my CoC, resettlement or admin type people, what would they know?
 
#7
ah right so its only the last month (terminal leave) that i can draw both wages?
Can i get permission to work earlier?
Ive done with work, ive booked out my unit and de kitted so wouldnt have any issues with working if i was allowed?
Sounds to me like you are on terminal leave.

Edited to add: JSP754 01.0206. allows you to draw a second wage whilst on leave other than 'terminal leave' with your CO's permission.
 
#8
Of course, what you could do is ask that your new employer doesn't pay you until you're in your final month and then welcomes you with a 'golden hello'.

Of course I didn't suggest such a politician-like solution.
 
#10
I understand that the CO can sign me off and i know that he will have no problem in doing that but is it atually filling in paper work or making him aware of what im doing?
 
#11
Work voluntarily for the first month. Your new employer will think you're a star and it will put you in good stead with them for the future....
 

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#12
in the old days I heard that some Irish ex Squaddies in London borrowed another mens cards and worked on site in his name , thus getting mateys cards stamped and earning his tax rebate if it was due ! But they had to used to being called o'shea o' Rourke or Flanagan.
Whilst the other chap worked on the 'lump' and drew dole money .
 

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