Relocation Directive - Chapter 13 - Move of Reservists

13.02 Entitlements

Reserve Force members on Class B and C service are entitled to the same benefits as those contained in Parts 1 and 2, except for the following:

  • Eligibility;
  • Time limitation;
  • Funding and Authority for HHT/DIT/TNL;
  • Sale and purchase of residence;
  • Reserve Relocation Allowance;
  • Service Couple;
  • Return move;
  • Early termination of employment; and
  • Separation expense benefit is not an entitlement for members serving on Class B reserve service.

(TB amended, effective 1 September 2012)

13.03 Eligibility

Entitlement to relocation benefits shall apply when the period of employment is for a minimum duration of one year or more and recommended by the appropriate Command or Hiring Authority and approved by DCBA for relocation of (D) HG&E.

13.04 Time limitation

Class B Reserve Force members must relocate as soon as possible, within six months of the commencement date of the period of employment, provided there is at least one year remaining in the period of employment. No separation expense benefit exists for members on class B Reserve service.

Class C Reserve Force members must relocate within six months of the commencement date of the period of employment, provided there is at least one year remaining in the period of employment. When imposed restriction (IR) status is recognized and separation expenses authorized, the six month period will commence once the IR has been lifted.

Failure to meet this deadline, for other than service reasons, will result in forfeiture of relocation benefits.

(TB amended, effective 1 September 2012)

13.05 Return to assist

When the move is conducted after the commencement of the period of employment, Res F members are entitled to five days special (relocation) leave to facilitate returning to the initial place of duty to assist with the move and return to new place of duty. They will be reimbursed:

Core benefit

Transportation, traveling and ILM&M expenses for up to five days

Custom benefit

Expenses in excess of five days

(TB amended, effective 1 September 2012)

13.06 Funding and authority for HHT/DIT/TNL – Class A

When a relocation has been approved, Reserve Force members may proceed on HHT/DIT or TNL on Class A service prior to commencement of employment. Therefore, authority must be granted by the gaining employing unit to fund these days paid as duty, before proceeding on HHT/DIT or TNL.

13.07 Sale and purchase of residence – conditions and limitations

This item replaces art 8.1.03.

Sale
Relocation benefits related to the sale of the principal residence must be claimed within one year of the commencement date of the period of employment.

Purchase
This item replaces conditions contained in art 8.3.02. Reserve Force members are entitled to relocation benefits related to the purchase of a replacement residence:

  • when accepting a period of employment inside Canada for one year or more;
  • when the replacement residence is within the geographical boundaries of the area, unless otherwise authorized as per art 2.6.02;

rovided that the purchase is made within six months of the commencement date of the period of employment or when the period of employment is extended, with at least one year remaining in the period of employment, six months from the date of extension.

13.08 Reserve relocation allowance

Reserve Force members authorized to relocate are entitled to the Reserve Relocation Allowance of $1000.

Reserve service couple - Both are entitled to the benefit when they are both relocated.

Reserve, Regular Force service couple - This benefit is not payable to a Reserve service spouse when relocated in conjunction with the Regular Force member unless there are other dependants.

13.09 Service couple

When the Regular Force member is posted and the Reserve Force member obtains a period of employment:

  • the Reserve Service Spouse shall be relocated under the Regular Force member's move; and
  • they are administered in accordance with the principles of article 10.02.

(TB amended, 19 April 2018)

Reserve Service Spouses who obtain employment after relocating with their Regular Force spouse are considered locally hired.

13.10 Return move

Upon completion or termination of the period of employment by the employer/hiring authority Reserve Force members are entitled to a return move from their current place of duty.

However, there is no entitlement to a return move if any of the following conditions are satisfied:

  • the new residence is 40 kilometres or less from the current residence, or
  • the new residence is within their current place of duty

There is no entitlement to a Reserve Relocation Allowance for any return move.

The relocation must normally be completed within one year of termination of the employment; however, when there are further periods of full time employment within the same geographical location the time limit will be extended by the corresponding number of days served in the new employment.

Reserve Force members may move to:

  • their initial place of duty; or
  • a 3rd location costs not to exceed relocation to their initial place of duty.

(TB amended 16 September 2014)

13.11 Early termination of employment

CF members who voluntarily terminate their employment and complete less than one year of their employment shall have all expenses associated with the relocation fully recovered.

CF members who voluntarily terminate their employment have no entitlement to a return move.

Component Transfers (CT)
Reserve Force members who are offered and accept a CT into the Regular Force will not have relocation expenses recovered.

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