NOTE: This section does not apply to Surplus Service
Residences. Please refer to the "Who can occupy a Surplus Service
obtain written approval from DHA before allowing any person other than
themselves or their recognised dependants to remain in the SR they
occupy for a period beyond 28 days.
Resident child carers may be recognised
as dependants and in which case are taken into consideration for
Defence benefits i.e. bedroom entitlement. Resident child carers that
are not recognised define the arrangement as being
between the member and the carer. In this circumstance the member must
seek approval of the occupancy, advising a proposed end date of the
arrangement indicating that the intention is not to gain recognition.
Contributions are not impacted in either scenario.
legitimate reasons to allow visitors to stay in the SR. The DRA doesn't
preclude it but allows the member to seek authority from DHA as the
property and tenancy manager. Obviously it does not allow for permanent
living unless recognised as a dependant. Short term legitimate reasons
where no money is being paid towards rent (ie. not subletting) is the
guide and the DRA makes DHA the authority to grant.
Examples of acceptable visitors beyond 28 days may include:
1. An exchange student staying short term, and if there was no money being paid to the member towards the rent of the SR; or
2. Short term visitors staying over a holiday period.
child carers who are recognised as dependants are taken into
consideration for Defence benefits i.e. bedroom entitlement. Resident
child carers that are not recognised as dependants must be approved to
occupy the SR. Contributions are not impacted in either scenario.
Such requests need to be forwarded in writing to the DHA Housing Contact Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.