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    Hi!!! Need a little help :)

    Hi just wondering if any one can give me some advice please i got married a few weeks ago and my husband has been posted to germany this will be our first move to an army quarter and i wondered if there is any help we can get with moving abroad??? ive looked at a few options but everything seems to be so expensive!!!!We have hardly any money at the moment with my husband having to pay for himself over there and my rent and bills over here and also we have an 18 month old son to sort aswell so any advice would be greatly appreciated thankyou x

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    The army will pay for your move. First moves are usually at your own cost but for overseas postings they sort your removals. Having never moved abroad I don't know if you'll get disturbance too but I'm sure someone will be along to help more.


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    I don't think you'll be entitled to the full rate of disturbance, we certainly weren't when we got married but things change.

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    I reckon Gonzo's your best bet for this one; she went through a very similar thing just a couple of years ago so I've no doubt she'll be able to help
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    i dont think we will get disturbance as he has only just finished training and been posted to paderborn but im not bothered about that for now anyway but thankyou anyway now i know there is a chance of getting help from the army i can get my husband to look it up just didnt want him to have anything else to do its hard enough him being out there already Thankyou

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    Ok, I did go through this three years ago.

    Mr Gonzo was able to get removals as first move overseas is paid for. Tell him to see Welfare, he may have to argue but he is right. If I can be arrsed later I will try and find the correct JSP so he can take that with him if necessary.

    Mr Gonzo also claimed the full Disturbance Allowance, this needs to be done via JPA and his company clerk. Current rate is 966 per couple and 75 per child OVER the age of 3 years old. This, however, might have been a little bit naughty because he had been on camp less than six months when we married but I have never found the true answer to this and have never been asked to repay it ..... yet (am convinced it is waiting to bite us in the bum).

    I am sorry to be flippant today, I am shattered after sitting through a short brief and 4 hours of waiting for our individual meeting with Welfare when they could have just shoved the information through the door!

    Cannot complain though, at least they give a rats arrse.

    Oh yes, also in Germany you can claim Kindergeld, which is like child benefit, and a little extra every month for you which is always helpful. The only piece of advice I will give you about Germany is do not use Arcor for your phone line (now vodafone). Everything else is ace, I miss it.
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    Thankyou thats great!!! ill get him to go sort something on monday i just want to get out there and if we have to sort something ourselves i cant see how it would happen thankyou soo much for your help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Army Families Federation View Post
    Hi MrsM

    Some useful info here: AFF Germany and Housing

    And to save Gonzo a job here's the link to the JSPs: [ARCHIVED CONTENT] Page not found
    Thanks for doing that. Saves my poor confuddled brain after a long dull day!
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    There's some really useful advice about moving with small children here: http://www.moveoverseas.co.uk/who/fa...-children.aspx. There's some general tips about finding schools when your child is old enough and the best ways to explain the move to your child.

    Best of luck with everything.

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