Tri-service disability and additional needs policy (JSP 820)

Provides policy for service personnel and their families on what they need to do if they have a disability or additional needs and what to expect from the overseas commands.

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Policy for service personnel who have, or have a dependant with, a disability or additional needs. The aim is to promote the maximum flexibility for service personnel (and by implication their dependants) to live their lives whilst meeting their service obligations, and to promote the support provided by the services in addition to existing local authority support provided in the UK.

Published 6 August 2014