8. Additional Preference
Under the provisions of The Housing Act 1996 (Additional Preference for Armed Forces) (England) Regulations 2012 additional preference is given to applicants who fall within one, or more, of the statutory reasonable preference categories and are in urgent housing need: (These are detailed in the current Devon Home Choice Policy).
- Serving members of the regular forces who are suffering from a serious injury, illness or disability which is wholly or partly attributable to their service.
- Former members of the regular forces.
- Bereaved spouses or civil partners of those serving in the regular forces where (i) the bereaved spouse or civil partner has recently ceased, or will cease to be entitled, to reside in Ministry of Defence accommodation following the death of their service spouse or civil partner, and (ii) the death was wholly, or partly, attributable to their service.
- Existing or former members of the reserve forces who are suffering from a serious injury, illness or disability which is wholly, or partly, attributable to their service.
For the purpose of eligibility and assessment of financial status any compensation payment for an injury or disability sustained on active service will be disregarded.