Married Unaccompanied

#2
standstill said:
I own and live in my own home. My wife has a well paid job in the local community and does not want to move. My next posting is too far for me to commute daily (45 miles each way - but due to poor roads it would take 1 1/2 hrs each way) so I plan to serve as married unaccompanied. However, there are no Mess facilities in the area.

What am I entitled to?
It's called SSSA - but I can't remember what it stands for! Depending on your rank, you are given a flat near work and an allowance for food.

I'll try and find the reference because I am likely to be in a similar situation...

Litotes
 
#4
Litotes,

Many thanks. Does this stand even if I am voluntaryunaccompanied, own house which is within 50 miles (but 1 1/2 hrs travelling).

Reference would be very helpful.
 
#6
I believe that if your house is within the 50 mile radius you are not entitled. I checked this out as my house is over 50 miles from my current post, but commuting takes me 1hr each way.
 
#7
DrainSniffer is right on the money. The 50 mile limit is the clincher. However you may be able to argue the case that your circumstances warrant a waiver, but it will have to be argued. You live within 50miles of your new posting, you have no automatic right to SSSA or FIA.
 
#8
Is it not 50 miles and/or 1 and a half hour travel time? Not sure, just asking, as I know someone who has the full SSSA and FIA entitlement and his house is only 43 miles away but it takes him over an hour and a half to get to work. (yes he does live at the back of beyond)
 

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