think this is why on the application they ask if you own or part own a property within a 40 mile radius of your duty station. suppose you could always put it to a letting agency and hope that hcr don't dig too deep!
Yes you can. If you are living in your own house that you bought BECAUSE THERE WAS NO SERVICE PROVIDED ACCOMMODATION at your duty station you can be eligible for a payment of the food element of SSSA.
You need to see your RAO staff and explain that you only bought the place because the Army could not put you into a Mess/ SSA and you were not advised that you would be given SSSA. If you owned prior to posting in, you are knackered.
I had a friend in the RN who was drafted to a a ship in build in Glasgow, but was allowed to live in her own home in Helensburgh and claim FIA, which was still a tidy sum every month for living in your own place.
So I don't see why you can't t least get that, but would have to check the Regs to be sure
Not such a stupid question as you certainly used to be able to although 'renting it to yourself' wasn't quite the terminology used! I think that they have now closed that little loophole and is no longer possible.