LSA Allowance Calculator

An up-to-date LSA calculator for eligible personnel.

LSA Calculator

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On Tour LSA Calculations

This section shows you exactly how much LSA you can earn each time you're away and eligible.

Simply Enter the amount of days you will be receiving LSA pay and this calculator does the rest.

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Longer Separation Allowance (LSA)

LSA days are accrued for every eligible day that you are away.

The MOD has LSA within certain levels ranging from 1 to 16 and each level entitles you to earn a bit more than the last.

To increase your LSA levels, you will need to hit the right criteria for qualified days away.

For example, everyone starts on Level 1 and personnel have to acquire more than 280 days away to hit Level 2.

Currently, going from Level 1 to Level 2 means that you earn an extra £4.20 per day.

If you’re someone that’s happy to be away and earn that extra pay, then LSA days is the way to go.

If you’re unsure about your eligibility then make sure to read Chapter 10: Section 1 of JSP 752.

Always speak to your clerk before making any claims.

The data provided is for representational purposes only and the correlation between LSA days and the rates of pay are updated as of February 2021.

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Clint parkinson
3 months ago

I had over 1000 LSA days before I got out and then rejoined loosing all my days,

Is there anyway of getting them back?
I was out just over 5 years

3 months ago

Is this gen?

I know there’s mentions of Initial Uniform Grants when rejoining but I can’t find anything online to say we lose LSA days when rejoining.

Can you link to a source?

1 month ago
Reply to  EgyptianPT

JSP 752.
If you are out for more the 4 year and 6 months all lsa days are zeroed (It’s in a footnote).

Jimmy 2RGJ
3 months ago

I was on level 15 for my LSA days when I signed off…. I wish I made it to level 16 but hey-ho – I loved every minute of it.