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What are the biggest challenges of transition out of the Forces? That’s what we are asking military families as part of our Transition Survey, now live. Our survey is a collaboration between the Naval, Army and RAF Families Federations and targets those families who have either left the Forces in the last two years, or are due to leave by September 2019. Please share details of our survey with your relevant contact and help us create a strong evidence base for improvement where needed. Read more.


Another result for AFF – DIO to review CAAS location data

We’re delighted to be able to report that DIO will now be reviewing some of the factors affecting proposed changes to Army families’ final CAAS band, specifically relating to location. Read more.


Improved access to student loans for Army spouses and partners: an AFF win

As of 1 August 2017, Army families posted overseas who wish to undertake a qualifying UK based university or college course can access a loan via Student Finance England. This applies to both full and part time courses, and you no longer need to be in the UK for the first day of the course to qualify. Read more.


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Transition survey

The Latest

SFA Compensation Scheme – High Street Vouchers
10.10. DIO announces issues with SFA compensation scheme as resolved. Claimants should hear by mid-Nov.
Tri-Service Families Federations’ Transition Survey is now live.
05.09. Take part and have your say.
Another result for AFF – DIO to review CAAS location data
21.08. CAAS update after AFF pushes hard for change. DIO to review location data, no changes to final band if affected until April 2018.