Your soldier’s Local Service Commander may allow a 'cooling off' period (up to a maximum of three months) where the Service person can move into Single Living Accommodation (SLA,) or private accommodation, but will continue to pay SFA charges.
After the ‘cooling off’ period or as soon as it becomes apparent that there will not be reconciliation, the serving person then needs to change their Personal Status Category (PStat category)
As soon as you have decided to formally separate, the Service person should inform their unit of their change in PStat category.
Each Unit Welfare Office may deal with things differently but should provide information and support to families transitioning from Army to civilian life, including information on vacating the SFA and removals.
Other agencies also offer support and advice, such as:
- Citizens Advice
- MoneyForce - Divorce and Separation
- Royal British Legion
- Army Welfare Service