Applying for SFA/SSFA


Service Families Accommodation (SFA) is provided by the MOD so that your serving partner can live as close to their duty station as possible and live married accompanied. Housing is allocated dependent on your entitlement and within a 10 mile radius of the duty station.

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Entitlement
Applying for Service Family Accommodation (SFA)
Service Families Accommodation - Second Offers
Allocation of SSFA
Retaining SFA or SSFA
Surplus quarters – a place in history?
CarillionAmey Occupancy Services Team (allocations)
CarillionAmey Guide to occupying SFA
Thinking of making a change to your Service Family Accommodation?
DIO Customer Charter

 

Entitlement

Your SFA entitlement depends on various factors, such as your family size your soldier’s rank. Read more

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Applying for Service Family Accommodation (SFA)

All applications for housing within the UK are made using the e1132 Self Preference form via DII or intranet enabled terminals. The e1132 Self Preference form is hosted on the Defence Intranet, rather than the Internet, to ensure security of data and can be found on the Admin tab.  Read more

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Service Families Accommodation - Second Offers

In May 2013, a defined timeline for second offers was established; however, the Occupancy Services Team can only allocate the stock available and so expectations still need to be managed when considering whether to reject your offer or not. Read more

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Allocation of SSFA

After submitting your e1132 self-preference form, if there are no SFA available, you will be given the option to accept a Non Availability Certificate (NAC) which means that an SSFA (hiring) will be sourced for you. Read more

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Retaining SFA or SSFA

In some cases you will be allowed to retain your SFA or SSFA if you are posted; however, unless you meet specific criteria, it’s unlikely that you will be allowed to retain as it may impact on the ability of a family which have been posted into the area to get SFA.  Read more

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Surplus quarters – a place in history?

The number of surplus SFA is decreasing and their availability is slipping into history. AFF has received numerous calls from eligible personnel who have been told that there is no surplus SFA available in many areas. Read more

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CarillionAmey Occupancy Services Team (allocations)

The CarillionAmey Occupancy Services Team is the primary point of contact with families for housing and the allocation of SFA at your new duty station. Read more

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CarillionAmey Guide to occupying SFA

A guide for Service families about applying for, maintaining, moving in and out of Service Family Accommodation (SFA) is available at www.carillionamey.co.uk.

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Thinking of making a change to your Service Family Accommodation?

Most people want to make the best of their home but when living in SFA you must seek permission in advance if you want to make changes that add your SFA or change its fabric. Read more

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DIO Customer Charter

Following a review of the Military Chain of Command Charter for Service Family Accommodation (SFA) in 2012, and as a result of a question being asked at the last AFF conference, DIO was asked by the Families Federations to provide a similar Customer Charter. This is currently being updated to reflect the new contract.

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