Wee bit of advice?

Hi,

I've just married my husband who is in the army. We live off camp and don't tend to spend a lot of time socialising with his colleagues (he wants to keep himself out of trouble!) so we are a bit out of the loop.

I'm just wondering if there is anything I need to get him to do now we are married (beyond putting me down as his next of kin because I know he has done this). I have a pass for his camp for when I pick him up but I have seen people mention ID? Is this only something I would need if I lived on a camp? He is about as much use as a chocolate fireguard when it comes to this sort of thing - I do all our paperwork and stuff but I need a bit of guidance.

Also he goes to afgan next year - are there any forums etc I should register for so I don't feel so much out on a limb?

Also i've seen on here about forces discounts - would his green photo id card be what he would need to present if he can get money off somewhere?

Thanks

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  • One thing you need is for him to do a new will. Most soldiers dont realise that the will they have held in Glasgow becomes invalid when they get married. Tell him to ask his Coy/Sqn/Bty Clerk for a new will form and have him write it out and put back in to the clerk once completed.
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    Make sure he has taken your marriage certificate (original) in to the Clerk to change his PSTAT Status (marital category) on JPA.
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    A pass can be obtained my completing the forms at the camp.
  • Marriage certificate for changing PStat category.

    Depending on where you live and whether he will be wanting to claim things like Get You Home (GYH) proof of council tax etc.

    For sites I would recommend inputting key words into facebook, as there are alot of groups that can give you info (will be useful if your husband moves areas and you join him). Again with forums there are alot of different ones you can join for info, and just general support from other WAGs in the same position as you. The ones I know of are Army Wags, Squaddie Wags, Forces Girls, British Forces Sweethearts, Rear Party. Loads out there.
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    Marker wrote: »
    Marriage certificate for changing PStat category.

    Depending on where you live and whether he will be wanting to claim things like Get You Home (GYH) proof of council tax etc.

    For sites I would recommend inputting key words into facebook, as there are alot of groups that can give you info (will be useful if your husband moves areas and you join him). Again with forums there are alot of different ones you can join for info, and just general support from other WAGs in the same position as you. The ones I know of are Army Wags, Squaddie Wags, Forces Girls, British Forces Sweethearts, Rear Party. Loads out there.

    Married personnel do not need to supply proof of council tax to claim GYH(T).
  • Fergie76 wrote: »
    Married personnel do not need to supply proof of council tax to claim GYH(T).

    Section from JSP:

    a. To prove entitlement for GYH(T)(PMP) the SP is to provide originals of the documents listed below. A Council tax bill is mandatory in the UK as are two of the documents listed in Group Two. For overseas properties, any three documents from Groups One or Two are required

    Depends where the OP lives as to entitlement, I believe if it is over 50 miles he can claim.

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    Marker wrote: »
    Section from JSP:

    a. To prove entitlement for GYH(T)(PMP) the SP is to provide originals of the documents listed below. A Council tax bill is mandatory in the UK as are two of the documents listed in Group Two. For overseas properties, any three documents from Groups One or Two are required

    Depends where the OP lives as to entitlement, I believe if it is over 50 miles he can claim.

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    I didn't say the OP is not entitled to GYH(T), I said if they were, as they were married, they did not need to provide a council tax bill.

    The paragraph from JSP 752, that you have quoted above, is for Privately Maintaine Property (PMP), as the OP is married the are deemed to live in the family home and not PMP, so therefore do not have to provide proof.

    I hope your not a Clerk? :p
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    I am but a humble civilian HR clerk (with over 10 years experience) and we have been made/forced to obtain the documents (group one and group two) quoted by marker for all personnel in receipt of GYH regardless of their pstat. This must include the current council tax bill, so it is verified every year.

    In my opinion this is the AGC(SPS) personnel inventing things to do in order to justify their existence so we have to go along with it - they view a PMP is anything that isn't SFA/SLA and therefore ownership/residence has to be proved.

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  • Fergie76 wrote: »
    I didn't say the OP is not entitled to GYH(T), I said if they were, as they were married, they did not need to provide a council tax bill.

    The paragraph from JSP 752, that you have quoted above, is for Privately Maintaine Property (PMP), as the OP is married the are deemed to live in the family home and not PMP, so therefore do not have to provide proof.

    I hope your not a Clerk? :p

    I am actually, ;), however I knew about the below after hubby and I missed out on it due to a !!!! clerk at hubbys posting.

    You have to provide proof of residence otherwise for example, you and the mrs who lived in plymouth, could decide one weekend you fancy a trip to Scotland and try and get GYH to your hotel in up there, then the next weekend a trip to London etc etc. If you bring in a council bill that says you live at 123 View Street, then that is the milege in which your GYH will be rated on.
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    Marker wrote: »
    I am actually, ;), however I knew about the below after hubby and I missed out on it due to a !!!! clerk at hubbys posting.

    You have to provide proof of residence otherwise for example, you and the mrs who lived in plymouth, could decide one weekend you fancy a trip to Scotland and try and get GYH to your hotel in up there, then the next weekend a trip to London etc etc. If you bring in a council bill that says you live at 123 View Street, then that is the milege in which your GYH will be rated on.

    Your Unit might have local rules, where married personnel are required to provide documentary evidience of residency, however this is not a requirement of JPS 752.

    JSP Article 05.0205 C states that only PMP must have documentary evidience.
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