Preparing to leave
On receipt of the posting order your soldier needs to complete an application for SFA. This form, MOD Form e1132, can be found online on Armynet or from your unit’s admin staff.
Book your removals online through Agility Logistics via grms.agilitylogistics.com
If your flight time involves an overnight stay, this can be arranged through the UWO; you will either stay at Kifaru Barracks in Nairobi, or in a welfare flat.
Travel will be booked through BATUK for families leaving Kenya.
Whether you have been working in Kenya or not, as a Service spouse or civil partner you will be able to claim National Insurance credits to maintain your National Insurance record for time spent accompanying your soldier in Kenya post 6 April 2010.
These National Insurance credits will protect your entitlement to the basic state pension and certain contribution-based Social Security benefits such as Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance.
So, if you are leaving Kenya soon (or at any time in the future) we encourage you to apply for your credits by completing the form which can be found at www.hmrc.gov.uk/forms/modca1.pdf and having it verified by your welfare office.
Some spouses have been led to believe that they do not have to apply for the credits if they have been claiming state benefits whilst in Kenya, for example Child Benefit, but that is not the case; irrespective of whether you have been claiming any state benefits or not you will still have to make a separate application for your National Insurance credits.
Remember to de-register from the BATUK Medical Centre before leaving so that medical notes can be packaged and sent on to your next medical centre.
For more information regarding any aspect of your posting to Kenya, contact our AFF Kenya Co-ordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org