hi guys. I start basic training on the 26th of august and now I am wondering how I am going to afford to leave the misses and kids (got 3) at home whilst on basic training. basically I have asked afco and he said ask CAB I asked them and well they are just useless, and told me there is nothing I can do. what I need to know is, will I have to pay rent on the place where they are even though we are not living together and wont be for at least a year? will I have to pay council tax for both of us staying there or just her? is there anything she can do to get help while I'm on training? really pissing me off to be honest as now I've worked it out that with all the deductions I would be left with 200 quid a month in the worst case scenario asking as I know there will be people in a similar situation to me.