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  • Aka “How not to make your family’s life difficult when you’re away” POAs and TL available on Thursday afternoons – Come into our office (Naden bldg N-30) to set up an appointment and fill out the appropriate paperwork (questions to Alix at 250-363-4260) You must bring your donor with you when you sign
  • Definition: it is a BC, legal document, signed by one person (the donor) to allow another person (the attorney) to act on his behalf POAs are valid in BC – if planning to use out of province, confirm with institution first.
  • Do not take the POA with you – it won’t help you on ship
  • CF Will is adequate for: First marriage No kids Single members Simple finances ******ensure will is witnessed and a Affidavit of Execution is completed****
  • CF will vs Lawyer prepared Will: a lawyer prepared Will will be recommended when: second or subsequent marriage Children in or outside marriage You want to create trust for small children You have complicated finances You have specifics request for division of assets My recommendation is to get professional advice ! ******If you do ensure a Will Certificate is completed****
  • Re do your will when a major life event happens: ie new marriage, children born, death, change in circumstances -Revisit the possibility of revising a will every 4-7 years
  • Double check as who you have named as your beneficiary, ensure that is who you want. SDB beneficiary does not automatically change with change in life circumstances (ie. Divorce) SDB – goes to a named beneficiary, if no beneficiary it can go to the estate or to the widow. You can only name one beneficiary on it.
  • This is proof of your consent for your child to travel with a person/spouse out of the country May need for travel to the US Must have the original on you when you travel, keep with passports OR they will not let you out of the country. Our office drafts them and executes them. In BC, can be signed by any commissioned officer (DAOD 7000-1) – not for POA Do not pack in checked baggage
  • Plan and prepare well. – and an important part of that plan is to have make sure your family has our number. If it is the only thing you do…make sure you have the MFRC number. We are there 24/7 – originally designed as the one stop shop for military families. One number people can remember and access as a starting point for any number of reasons – information, support, resources . So for you single members, make sure your parents have it in case they need to get information, and for you married folk, make sure it is on the fridge.
  • Know what resources are there if you need assistance
  • Deployments can be very isolating for those who don’t have strong support networks Lots of ways to get connected
  • Deployments can be very isolating for those who don’t have strong support networks Lots of ways to get connected
  • Person living with the member- girlfriend/boyfriend, mother’s third cousin, if there is and adult (over 18) in the house FCA is not payable. Biological parent taking care of their children is not babysitting it is parenting. There is no reimbursement.

HMCS Victoria Pre Deployment Briefing 2012 HMCS Victoria Pre Deployment Briefing 2012 Presentation Transcript

  • HMCS VICTORIA Pre-Deployment Briefing Pt 1: Legal Pt 2: Military Family Resource Centre Pt 3: Postal Pt 4: Leave Travel Assistance
  • Part 1: Briefing on Legal Issues HMCS Attorney, Wills Power of REGINA Personal Legal Issues 2
  • Power of Attorney (POA) Allows a person (the donor) toappoint someone 19 years of age orolder (BC) to be their representative(the attorney), for the purposes offinancial transactions or businessarrangements on his/her behalf
  • The Power is in the Document  SAFEGUARD THE ORIGINAL POA  DON’T TAKE IT WITH YOU ON DEPLOYMENT
  • Wills• Basic CF Will is adequate for: First marriage Single members Simple finances No children
  • Wills Suggest you get a Will from a Civilian Lawyer if: Second or subsequent marriage Home owner RRSPs, trust funds, stocks etc. Children Wish to have several persons as beneficiariesWill Kits May or May Not be Valid
  • Need to Re-Do Your Will? You should re-do your Will when: Newly married (previous will is invalidated by marriage) Children are born Death (of executor or beneficiary) Change of life circumstances
  • Supplementary Death Benefit (SDB) Beneficiary Review SDB Beneficiary form – changes in circumstances (i.e. marriage) will not automatically change SDB beneficiary
  • Travel Authorization Letter Is proof that you consent to your child traveling with a spouse or another person May be required to cross US or other borders with children Can be signed by any commissioned officer
  • Part 2: Briefing on the MFRCActivities and services for family members Sandra Pinard Deployment Coordinator
  • Your Community, Your Resource Centre“offering programs and services unique to the military lifestyle. ”
  • Key to Successful DeploymentsResearch shows that families that arewell prepared, know where to turn incase of emergencies and have strongsupport systems deal most successfullywith deployments.
  • The MFRC’s Top 3 Tips1. Plan well - Ensure your family knows how to contact us2. Learn about the available resources3. Get connected
  • Plan and Prepare • Financial, Legal and Household • Use the checklists provided • Pick up a MFRC Magnet • Single members – give the MFRC contact info to your loved ones.
  • Know what resources are available Check out the Deployment Handbook Check out the Information Tables Find out about Upcoming Activities Check out the MFRC website : www.esquimaltmfrc.com www.esquimaltmfrc.com
  • Get Connected Join the VICTORIA Family Network Your Network volunteer: Oz victoria.family@shawcable.com Attend the weekly Drop In Coffee Sessions Find out about fun activities – connect with others like yourself.
  • Upcoming Activities Father’s Day BBQ – June 23 Formation Fun Day – July 7 RIMPAC Meet and Greet – June 27 (CPAC) Drop In Coffee Sessions (every Wed & switch between Esq and Colwood) Deployment Dinners – once a month in EsquimaltJoin the REGINA Family Network to receive emails and updates onactivities and information from the ship.
  • Get your Military Family Identification Card (MFID) Military Member must be present to sign the card Cards for Married or Common Law Children 13 and older Contains Member’s SN, gives you access to the Base and services, and the MIL Discount Program
  • Top 4 Service requests by loved ones of Deployed Members1. Free Mail drop off2. Staying in Touch Calls (anywhere)3. Networking Opportunities4. Respite Childcare
  • Deployment & ChildrenComplete the “Pre-Deployment activitieswith your children.Two options for offering your childsupport throughout the Deployment - Onsite Children’s Workshops - At Home Children’s Workbooks withvirtual support for the “at home” parentvia the web.
  • Single Members We haven’t forgotten you! Services Provided SIT calls for parents – wherever they may be Newcomer activities Postal services and VTC Pet care and car storage advice during deployment
  • Contact Esquimalt MFRC 24-hours a day / seven days a week (250) 363-2640 Or toll-free anywhere in Canada 1-800-353-3329 mfrc@shawcable.com www.esquimaltmfrc.comThe Esquimalt MFRC is on Facebook and Twitter!!
  • Esquimalt MFRC Locations Signal Hill – (just up the hill from the Canteen Road Parking Lot) Lampson – (Lampson St School in the same building as the Base Language School) Colwood Pacific Activity Centre (CPAC) – open evenings and Saturdays.
  • Part 3: Briefing on Sending MailHow to get a package to a deployed member POSTAL BRIEFING FOR PERSONNEL DEPLOYED ON 0PERATIONS AIR LAND OR SEA
  • This presentation is to familiarizeyou with the two options you haveto send mail to deployed personnel.1.Canadian Forces (CF) morale mailservice 2.Canada Post
  • CF MORALE MAIL DROP OFF POINTSMFRCSignal Hill and LampsonMon to Fri 08:30 to 16:30 hrsCPACMon to Thur 07:30 to 21:00 hrsFri 07:30 to 18:00 hrsSat 08:30 to 16:30 hrsFMO Office and Naden MailRoomMon to Thurs 08:30 to 15:00 hrsFri 08:30 to 12:00 hrs Note: Wrapping paper, tape and addresses are available at alllocations.
  • WEIGHT AND SIZE FOR MAILTHROUGH CF MORALE MAIL SERVICEThe maximum weight for parcels is 20 KgsBY ORDER OF OS LOG SERVICES NDHQOTTAWAOversize and overweight parcels will notbe accepted.
  • THERE IS A MAXIMUM SIZE FOR MORALE MAILPARCEL SEE EXAMPLE OF BOX SIZE AT EACHDROP OFF POINTS.Example 40 CM Max: 60 CM 20Kgs 40 CM
  • THE CORRECT MAILING ADDRESS FOR HMCS REGINA PERSONNELAye Missew Sender’s123 My StVictoria BC V9A 7N2 addressTel-765-4567Contents: Smith A.Pte 123 (Mess #)Chips HMCS VICTORIANewspapersBooks PO BOX 17000 STN FORCES VICTORIA BC V9A 7N2Description of Addresseecontents
  • MAIL SENT THROUGH CANADA POSTProcess at any Postal outlet.Postage is required on all items, letters andparcels. ****Pending Government legislation.This option offers special services, insurance,registered mail, etcAll items which are time sensitive ie:Xpresspost ,Priority courrier etc, are effective onlyuntil it arrives in FMO Ops.Mail will be sent via CMTT from FMO to the ship
  • CF MORALE MAIL SERVICENo special services available with this service; i.e. insurance, registered mail.In order to place claim for damaged or lost mail throughAJAG you require:Proof of content.Proof of delivery to a Military Post Office i.eOriginal receipt of the item and CPC trackingNumber. (Recommended for high value item)
  • LAST MINUTE INFORMATIONCanada Post will continue providing freedelivery of letter mail to deployed troopsthrough 2012.
  • MAIL GOING THROUGH CANADA POST John Doe Return address 123 My St Victoria BC V9A 7N2 Bloggins B.PO1 123 (Mess #) HMCS VICTORIA PO Box 17000 STN FORCES VICTORIA BC V9A 7N2 Address ee Canada Post Custom Declaration is OBLIGATORY ! MAKE SURE YOU
  • CANADA POST CUSTOMS DECLARATION Sender: Destination: Same as Same as on parcel on parcel x Description of contents $20.00 *NCV Sign here *NCV = No Commercial Value
  • PROHIBITED ITEMS Alcoholic beverages and tobacco products;Weapons and replicas, explosives;Corrosive liquids/solids, flammable liquids/solids;Batteries; pornographic material;Knives;Compressed gases (aerosols);Drugs and narcotics (including prescription drugs);Perishable itemsSupplementary restrictions according to host country.Note: Batteries are permitted if in original sealed packaging
  • MAILING PARCELS FROM THEATER
  • Duty free exempt on parcels from theatre; $60.00 per family member.Duty free exempt on parcels is as follows. Ex: Cpl Smith sends a parcel to his family which consists of 3 gifts for his wife and 2 children… 3 person family x $60.00 = $180.00 duty free So if the parcels’ gifts total $230.00 in value, the addressee might be liable to pay duty on the difference: $230.00 - $180.00= $50.00
  • YOU CAN CONTACT FMO AND MFRC:FMO (250) 363-2176MFRC (250) 363-2640
  • Part 4: Briefing on Benefits & Allowances Plus information on Leave Travel Allowance CBI 209.50 Leave Travel Assistance LTA 39
  • Purpose of LTAThe purpose of LTA is to reimburseCF members for some expenses paidbecause of travel on leave to meet afamily member. 40
  • New Definitions ‘‘Family Member’’: A dependant (husband, wife, common-law partner);  In respect of a member who has no dependant, a member’s child, including a stepchild, legal ward, adopted child, or child adopted under a Canadian Aboriginal Custom Adoption Practice;  In respect of a member who has no dependant and no child, the member’s parent, including a person who stood, prior to the member’s enrolment, in the place of the member’s father or mother; and  In respect of a member who has no dependant, no child, and no parent, the member’s brother, stepbrother, sister or stepsister. 41
  • New Definitions (Continued) ‘’Service Couple’’:  Two members both of whom are the spouse or common-law partner of the other and one of whom is: A member of the Regular Force; or • A member of the Reserve Force who is both on Class ‘’B’’ or ‘’C’’ Reserve Service and authorized to move household goods and effects at public expense for the purposes of that Class ‘’B’’ or ‘’C’’ Reserve Service. ‘’Spouse’’:  Inrelation to the member, does not include a spouse who is living separate and apart, within the meaning of the Divorce Act, from the member. 42
  • What are the Conditions? The member must be on leave under QR&O Chap 16. The member has a family member. During leave, either the member travels to see a family member or a family member travels to see the member. The member provides proof of travel to an authorized destination. Only in respect of a member with a dependant, the member is for 60 continuous days, absent for service reasons from their place of duty.
  • How Many Persons & How Many Trips? LTA is authorized in respect of the travel expenses of only one person. LTA is authorized once every fiscal year, and travelling that spans two fiscal years is deemed to have occured in the fiscal year in which the travel commenced. Example: LTA commences 20 Mar 12 and ends 4 Apr 12. The LTA is deemed to have occured in FY 11/12 and the member is entitled to an LTA during FY 12/13. 44
  • Authorized Destinations In respect of a member with a dependant, LTA is authorized for travel:  By the member to their principal residence, to a spouse’s or common-law partner’s place of duty, or to a third location where a dependant is; or  By a dependant to the member’s place of duty or to a third location where the member is. In respect of a member without a dependant:  By the member to a principal residence or to a third location where a family member is; or  By a family member to the member’s place of duty or to a third location where the member is. 45
  • Amount – Travel Within Canada and US The amount of LTA is the lesser of:  The actual cost of return travel by commercial carrier; • In respect of a Svc couple who meet at a place of duty, from the member’s place of duty to the other member’s place of duty; and • In any other case, from the member’s place of duty to the principal residence; and  The amount determined by the formula: [({D x 2} – 800) – P] x OLKR 46
  • Amount – Travel Within Canada and US [({D x 2} – 800) – P] x OLKR Where:  ‘’D’’ is the most direct kilometric road distance; ‘’P’’ is the distance the member travels as a passenger in a PMV with another person who is reimbursed at public expense for travelling that distance; and ‘’OLKR’’ is the Ontario lower kilometric rate in Appendix A of the NJC Commuting Assistance Directive. 47
  • Amount – CANUS Road Travel Impossible If the authorized destination is inaccessible by road, the amount of LTA is the amount determined by the formula: C – (OLKR x 800) Where: ‘’C’’ is the actual cost of return travel by commercial carrier; and ‘’OLKR’’ is the Ontario lower kilometric rate in Appendix A of the NJC Commuting Assistance Directive. 48
  • Amount – Travel From CANUS to Another Country  If any travel occurs between CANUS and another country, the amount of LTA is the lesser of: The actual cost of return travel by commercial carrier from the member’s place of duty to the principal residence; and The amount of 13092 kms x OLKR (Ontario lower kilometric rate in Appendix A of the NJC Commuting Assistance Directive) 49
  • Amount – Travel Outside CANUS If all travel occurs outside CANUS, the amount of LTA is the least of:  The actual cost of return travel by commercial carrier from the member’s place of duty to the principal residence; and  The amount determined by the formula: [({D x 2} – 800) – P] x OLKR  Where: • ‘’D’’ is the most direct kilometric road distance; • ‘’P’’ is the distance the member travels as a passenger in a PMV with another person who is reimbursed at public expense for travelling that distance; and • ‘’OLKR’’ is the Ontario lower kilometric rate in Appendix A of the NJC Commuting Assistance Directive; and  The amount of 13092 kms x OLKR (Ontario lower kilometric rate in Appendix A of the NJC Commuting Assistance Directive).
  • LTA – Points to remember Important information to determine the relationship of the family member to the member Proof of travel is required (leave pass stamped, receipts, etc). Paid leave must be taken. Only reimburse expenses related to travel via commercial carrier. No taxi, rental car, kilometric distance from home to airport, etc. Only the OLKR (Ontario lower kilometric rate) is to be used for kilometric amounts. For a member with dependants, the member must be away for 60 continuous days in order to be entitled to an LTA. Only one LTA per FY.
  • LTA - FAQsI am a single member and my parents are deceased. Can I elect my friend for the purpose of LTA? No. The definition of family member identifies the individuals that a member can meet while on LTA and does not include non-family members. Ref: CBI 209.50 (2) definition of “family member” 52
  • LTA - FAQs (Continued) Does the member need to use one day of annual leave for this benefit? No, however the member must have an authorized leave pass (CF 100) with some form of paid leave. Paid leave can be any of the following; annual, accumulated, accrued, sick, special, short or weekend. Refs: CBI 209.50 (3) and Canadian Forces Leave Policy Manual Can I be reimbursed expenses to fly my children to my “place of duty” if the cost does not exceed the kilometric entitlement via PMV to their location? No. LTA is authorized in respect of the travel expenses of only one person. Ref: CBI 209.50 (4) 53
  • LTA - FAQs (Continued) My mother passed away and my father remarried after my enrolment. He has since passed away. Am I entitled to be reimbursed LTA expenses to visit my stepmother? No, your step-mother did not stand in as a parent prior to your enrolment and therefore does not meet the definition of “family member”. Ref: CBI 209.50 (2) definition of “family member” 54
  • LTA - FAQs (Continued) My father and mother divorced. After my enrolment, my father remarried and has recently passed away, and I have not spoken to my mother since the divorce. Can I use my LTA to visit my stepmother? No, as the construct for “family member” still includes your mother, there is no entitlement for reimbursement of LTA benefits to visit your stepmother. Ref: CBI 209.50 (2) definition of “family member” 55
  • LTA - FAQs (Continued) Can my spouse meet me at my TD or attached posting location? Yes. A member can utilize reverse LTA for the spouse to travel to the members temporary place of duty, provided there is no service or operational restrictions. Ref: CBI 209.50 (6)(a) I am a single Regular Force member away on TD for more than 60 days, am I entitled to LTA? Yes. A single Regular Force member has an annual entitlement and it does not matter when it is utilized during the leave year. However, entitlement cannot exceed the maximum reimbursement from the normal place of duty. Refs: CBI 209.50 (3) and CBI 209.50 (5) 56
  • LTA - FAQs (Continued)I am a married member and have been away from my normal place of duty for 35 days of a 90 day tasking. Am I entitled to LTA benefits? No, a member must be absent from their place of duty for 60 continuous days for service reasons or no entitlement exists. Ref: CBI 209.50 (3)(f) 57
  • LTA - FAQs (Continued) I am a single Regular Force member serving on HMCS HALIFAX on a MARLANTOperation, and have been away from my home port for 40 days. We have now dockedin Baltimore, Maryland, am I entitled to LTA benefits for my family member to unite withme in Baltimore? Yes. Where operational requirements do not prohibit you from an annualentitlement, you may be reimbursed LTA for a family member to travel to the thirdlocation where you are. When all travel is within Canada and the United States,the amount of LTA is the lesser of the actual cost of return travel by commercialcarrier and the sum determined by the formula: [({Dx2}-800)-P]xOLKR.‘D” is the most direct kilometric road distance – Halifax (home port) to Baltimoreequals 1,760 km. “P” is the distance the member travels as a passenger in aprivate motor vehicle with another person who is reimbursed at public expensefor traveling that distance.“OLKR” is the Ontario lower kilometric rate – currently $0.16 (January 2012).For this case, the actual cost of return travel by commercial carrier is $439.00, and [({1,760 kmx2}-800)-0]x$0.16 equals $435.20.Therefore, the amount of LTA is $435.20 which is the lesser. Refs: CBI 209.50 (6)(b)(ii) and CBI 209.50 (7) 58
  • LTA - FAQs (Continued) I am a married service member and tasked away from my normal place of duty for over 60 continuous days. Am I entitled to LTA benefits? Yes, a member with a dependant who is tasked away from their place of duty for 60 continuous days is entitled to receive LTA benefits. Ref: CBI 209.50 (3)(f) 59
  • LTA - FAQs (Continued) My ex-spouse and I each have a child living with us. Can I use LTA to visit my child living with my ex- spouse? No, a member with dependant(s) normally resident at the place of duty has no entitlement to an annual LTA. I’m divorced but my ex-spouse has full custody of our child. Can I use LTA to visit my child? Yes, if you are a member who has no dependant, you are entitled to LTA benefits to visit your child. In this case, the child does not normally reside with the member and is therefore not considered a “dependant” for LTA, as defined at reference. Ref: CBI 209.50 (2) and CBI 209.50 (3) 60
  • LTA - FAQs (Continued)How many times can I use the LTA benefit in any given year? LTA is authorized once every fiscal year. If the travel spans over two fiscal years the travel is deemed to have occurred in the year which the travel commenced. Ref: CBI 209.50 (5) 61
  • LTA - FAQs (Continued) While at the LTA location, can I be reimbursed for a rental car instead of using a taxi? No. There is no provision under the current LTA construct - effective 1 February 2011 - to reimburse a rental vehicle, taxi or any other form of local transportation to and from the commercial carrier. Refs: CBI 209.50 (7) and CBI 209.50 (10) If I drive from my residence to the airport and leave my car to fly can I be reimbursed for long term parking? No. There is no provision under the current LTA construct - effective 1 February 2011 - to reimburse parking for the purposes of LTA. Refs: CBI 209.50 (7) and CBI 209.50 (10) 62
  • CBI 209. 335 63
  • PurposeThe purpose of FCA is to assist in the costsassociated with dependant care for singleparents, and service couples (SC) when forservice reasons, the CF is the sole cause ofremoving the member (or in the case of aSC both CF members) from their dependantfor a period of 24 continuous hours or more. 64
  • Who is a Dependant? A dependant can be a child under 18 yrs of age who resides full-time with the member; or A person over the age of 18 who requires assistance due to a mental or physical impairment who normally resides with the member on a full-time basis 65
  • Who is Entitled A member of the Regular Force who:  does not have a spouse or common-law partner; or  has a spouse or common-law partner who is a member but that spouse or common-law partner: • does not live at the member’s place of duty for service reasons, or • lives at the member’s place of duty, but for service reasons is absent from that place of duty during the same period; and  has a dependant who is: • Less than 18 years of age; or • 18 years of age or older but requires assistance due to a physical or mental disability and is not in receipt of a pension. 66
  • What is the Benefit?The maximum that may be reimbursed differs depending if a declaration or a receipt is provided: • $35/day with a declaration; or • $75/day with a receipt from the caregiver. ****Receipts or declaration must be provided to process the claim**** 67
  • How is it calculated?A member can claim the difference between what they actually paid andwhat they normally pay up to the maximum entitlement. Entitlement with a declaration Member Member Actually Normally Maximum Members Actual Paid Pays Difference Entitlement Entitlement $100 $0 $100 $35 $35 $100 $50 $50 $35 $35 $100 $75 $25 $35 $25 $100 $100 $0 $35 $0 Entitlement with receipts Member Member Actually Normally Maximum Members Actual Paid Pays Difference Entitlement Entitlement $150 $0 $150 $75 $75 $150 $50 $100 $75 $75 $150 $75 $75 $75 $75 $150 $100 $50 $75 $50
  • No Entitlement There is no entitlement to FCA under the following scenarios:  If a person is normally resident with the member and is 18 years of age or older unless: • suffers from a physical or mental disability and not in receipt of a pension; or  Person caring for the dependant is younger than 18 years of age  The member is not the sole caregiver for the dependant 69
  • FCA Summary Benefit is per family, not per dependant. Must be a single parent and have a dependant who lives with them on full-time basis and also be the sole-caregiver; or Part of a service couple with a dependant and be away during the same period due to services reasons; Must provide receipts or declaration; The expenses claimed must be above what the member normally pays; and The member cannot claim if the biological parent takes care of the child. 70
  • FCA - FAQs What is the purpose of Family Care Assistance (FCA)? The purpose of FCA is to assist in the costs associated with dependant care for single parents, and service couples (SC) when for service reasons, the CF is the sole cause of removing the member (or in the case of a SC both CF members) from their dependant(s) for a period of 24 continuous hours or more. Ref: CBI 209.335 I am a single parent and I have shared custody of my child. Can I claim FCA if I am away for service reasons? No, to be eligible for FCA benefits, the dependant must be normally resident with the member. There is no entitlement to FCA benefits when a member has shared or joint custody arrangements. Refs: CBI 209.335 (2) and CBI 209.80 71
  • FCA - FAQs (Continued) How does a service couple qualify for FCA? In the case of a service couple, FCA is only applicable when both members are away from their home for service reasons, for more than 24 hours. Ref: CBI 209.335 (5) 72
  • FCA - FAQs (Continued) What if my spouse is a civilian and we are both away at the same time, am I entitled to FCA? No, there is no entitlement to FCA for members with dependants, accept in the case of single members. The entitlement only applies to single members with dependants and married service couples (MSC) Ref: CBI 209.335 (4) Can I reimburse my ex-spouse’s new spouse to watch the children? No. The child is in the residence of a biological parent. The benefit is not designed to reimburse biological parents while fulfilling their parental roles and responsibilities. Ref: No construct for entitlement exists for in this circumstance 73
  • FCA - FAQs (Continued) I have a friend living with me and we are not common-law. Can I pay this person to watch my child while I am away for service reasons? No, if someone over the age of 18 years of age resides with you on a full-time basis, they are deemed part of your family’s living arrangement. The CF is not responsible for the make up of the family model, but reimburses reasonable expenses based on the information a member is required to provide to their CO in accordance with QR&O 26.02. Ref: CBI 209.335(3) When can I receive $75 per day for my childcare costs? The member is entitled to be reimbursed the difference between what the member normally pays for dependant care, and what the member actually paid for dependant care up to $75/day per family, when supported by a receipt from the caregiver. This doesn’t need to be a commercial facility; however the name of the caregiver, phone number, home address, along with the name of the dependant should appear on the receipt. The member must advise the caregiver the reason for the higher rate is due to the requirement to claim the money as earned income with Revenue Canada. Refs: CBI 209.335 (8) and National Joint Council Travel Directives 3.3.5 74
  • FCA - FAQs (Continued)Do we need to put the SIN of the caregiver on the receipt? NO, you do not need to provide a SIN on the receipt; however the name, phone number and home address of the caregiver should be printed on the receipt you were given. It is the caregiver’s responsibility to declare the revenue when they file their income tax return. 75
  • CFLPM Chap 5 (5.11)SPECIAL LEAVE RELOCATION
  • What is the benefit?When a member is away from home on duty foroperations and training exercises outside Canada,Special Leave (Relocation) may be granted at thediscretion of the CO.Special Leave (Relocation) is reckoned in workingdays. It will normally be granted in consecutive days,but the CO may authorize the leave to be taken in non-consecutive days, as required.Special Leave (Relocation) shall not be reckonedagainst weekend days or statutory holidays.
  • Leave Intention Leave intended for pre-deployment/embarkation cannot be deferred, accumulated or taken at the end of a deployment/ attached posting. If not taken before departure it is forfeited. Leave intended for post-deployment/disembarkation cannot be deferred or accumulated and any part not taken immediately after deployment/attached posting is forfeited. The post deployment/disembarkation leave is to be taken in Canada or the continental United States immediately following a return from an overseas relocation. This element facilitates adjustment to the North American environment; recovery from time zone
  • Days Granted by the CO IF deployed serving away from home on duty for operations outside Canada … THEN the following amount of Special Leave (Relocation) may be granted by the CO… Between 14 and 30 days: 1 day for embarkation granted prior to departure 3 days for disembarkation granted immediately upon return Between 31 and 60 days: 3 days for embarkation granted prior to departure 4 days for disembarkation granted immediately upon return Between 61 and 89 days: 4 days for embarkation granted prior to departure 5 days for disembarkation granted immediately upon return