Housing after RT?

culle444

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Hi all,
I start training in June , providing all goes well will be passing out around February, March time. I’m definitely not looking past RT but what is the situation with housing afterwards? I’m in a long term relationship, but not married. My missus wants answers to questions I don’t really have the answers too at the moment. Would we still be able to get the same benefits as a married couple, or is it quite simple with the clue being in the name ‘married quarters’ ? Is the most likely outcome we would just have to rent privately somewhere close to wherever I get posted?
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Hi mate,

You do not have to be married to live on the patch anymore so save the knee taking for the ranges!

When you're at a unit you'll be able to apply for SFA (Service Families Accommodation). Its not easy on a Marines wage if your mrs is out of work but still far cheaper than renting privately.

I have always paid between £350 and £450 per month including council tax for a 3 bedroom house. Comes straight out of your wages.
 

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Brilliant mate, thanks very much for the info, should keep her off my back for a while!
 

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Just to add, the size of quarter (Service Family Accommodation - SFA) entitlement, depends on the number of children. Ie, they are only obliged to provide a 2 bed flat if you have one child.

Sometimes there are surplus quarters available which are larger, but obviously more expensive.

Entitlement/qualifying criteria detailed here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/defence...ly-accommodation#entitlement-for-sfa-and-ssfa
 
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