Surplus SFA – Long term relationships

April ’19 saw a new policy introduced to allow couples in long-term relationships, including same sex couples, to live together in surplus Service Family Accommodation (SFA), where it is available. Previously only married couples, those in civil partnerships, and those with legally dependent children could live in SFA.


  • Service personnel (Regulars and FTRS) with more than four years’ service
  • Have been in a relationship for more than one year (365 days)
  • Has residential responsibility for a child

The infographic below shows the process you need to follow (click on to download):

Image shows an infographic of how service personnel can apply for SFA when in a long term relationship (LTR).

To apply for surplus SFA, please contact Amey on 0800 707 6000 option 3 to check if surplus is available in the required area, and then apply via the e1132 on DII.

Further information

The RAF FF has two military accommodation experts within its team and if you have any queries regarding this new process you can contact them through an online form or by telephoning the team on 01780 781650.