DIO branded slide sharing the latest SFA update 26th Aug 2022.

Friday 26th August 2022

Living in Service Family Accommodation (SFA)? Here is the latest update from the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) on SFA maintenance – as at 26 Aug 2022.

Compensation

Pinnacle has added details about the types and rates of compensation to its website. The compensation claim form has also been updated ready to receive claims.

Impact of increase of cost of living for Service personnel and families living in Service Family Accommodation (SFA)

The UK energy market has seen an unprecedented rise in electricity and gas prices and domestic customers across the country have witnessed a 54% annual increase in the average energy bill, with further rises expected. The Government’s Energy Bills Support Scheme will deliver a £400 non-repayable discount to eligible households, including SFA on a civilian fuel supply, to help with energy bills from October 2022.

The MOD’s People Policy team is currently reviewing how the global increase in the cost of living will impact Service personnel and their families living in service family homes. Although DIO do not lead on the policy or determine the energy costs, we will keep Service personnel and families updated. Please refer to DIO’s SFA GOV.UK page for information on:

  • Families living in SFA where they pay energy bills direct to a civilian supplier
  • Families who live in homes on an MOD fuel supply
  • Families who live in homes on the Fuel Subsidy Scheme
  • Families living in homes with oil heating systems

Preventing blocked drains

To prevent your drains becoming blocked, please avoid pouring waste cooking oil and grease down the sink.

Updates on Accommodation contracts

For updates on the Accommodation contracts, please go to DIO’s SFA GOV.UK page where you can subscribe for update notifications.

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