Changes to GYH(T) for single personnel - Writer help needed

lgu98141

Midshipman
Team,

I need some help from some pay and allowances people as i have seen in the update to JSP 752 - Allowances (Jan 14) that you are no longer entitled to GYH(T) if you are single and live out from the mess during the week. This is going to massively affect me financially as i own my flat in Glasgow, and have done since i joined, but have been posted to Portsmouth for the last 18 months. Finding a single cabin unappealing i rented a flat in the area as it allows me to have TV, Internet, cooking facilities and a life!! This has worked fine as it still allowed me to go home at weekends - no easy feat every weekend.

My questions are:

1. Why does it matter where i live during the week as the GYH(T) is an allowance to 'get you home' as i cant go home every night due to the exigencies of the Service? Why does living on base make any difference?

2. A family living in SFA, who have pretty much all the same benefits as i do in my rented flat, for a fraction of the cost, still get 4 journeys home to their 'family home' - albeit reduced from 24???

I feel that this is another example of discrimination to single serving personnel and yet another erosion of the benefits of being in the Armed Forces.

Is there any way to make a complaint/representation due to this or do i just suck it up as 'life in a blue one'!

Apologies for the rant but appreciate any comments you may have.

LGU
 

lgu98141

Midshipman
Window,

I wouldn't have been eligible for SSSA as there is accommodation available; i just didnt want to be restricted to when i ate and how i should be dressed when i did!! lol
 

lgu98141

Midshipman
I think a cabin is around £100-120 a month and would mean that i would be entitled to GYH(T) of around £320 a month - covers 2 flights just!

However, i pay nearly £800 per month for a flat and now no GYM(T). I am not expecting any sympathy just some reasons why this change occured and any redress available
 

exJenny

War Hero
Moderator
Book Reviewer
How often are you travelling home or have you rented that out?

If your going most weekends then that's a waste of rent surely.


Just the thoughts of a blonde ex wren
 

lgu98141

Midshipman
I try to go home twice a month and I realise that I'll get no pity for renting a flat down here and everyone will just say live in the mess but I would like some quality of life down here. Still think my point is valid-living in or out of mess should have no bearing on my you gyh as I still have a financial commitment to my Glasgow flat

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lgu98141

Midshipman
Cheers. Much appreciated window. Who says the white mafia are unhelpful lol

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