AFF 2014 Disturbance Expense Overseas Survey

October, 2014

The 2014 Army Families Federation (AFF) Disturbance Expense Overseas Survey, which was conducted following reported concerns that the Disturbance Expense, paid to help alleviate moving costs, was insufficient to meet the costs of those moving overseas.


During 2014, AFF received comments from families that Disturbance Expense (DE) had not compensated them sufficiently for expenses incurred when moving overseas due to a posting. Families receive £1,036, plus a child element of £81, which is designed to 'contribute towards the necessary additional expenses that may arise when the Services require their personnel to make a qualifying move'. In response to these comments, AFF conducted a short, online survey on DE, between 27 October and 6 November 2014. The aim of the survey was to gather a wider range of evidence on families' views about DE provision.

Full Reference

Army Families Federation, 2014 [Online]. "AFF Disturbance Expense Report". Available at: [Accessed: 12.09.17].

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