Next of kin travel for a deceased military member

From: National Defence

In the event of the death of a Canadian Armed Forces member, the identified next of kin(s) may be reimbursed for travel and living expenses to attend funeral functions.   

The funeral and burial functions are:   

  • a military repatriation ceremony
  • a military funeral for the deceased
  • an interment for the deceased
  • a military memorial service
  • meetings of a Board of Inquiry (BOI) into the circumstances of the death  

Who is eligible

The maximum number of next of kins who are entitled for reimbursement is:  

  • 14 for a military repatriation ceremony
  • 14 for a military funeral
  • 14 for an interment
  • 6 for a military memorial service
  • 2 for meetings of a Board of Inquiry  

Contact us for help

To get more information contact the Canadian Armed Forces Transition Group.

Phone 

  • Canada wide toll free: 1-800-883-6094
  • National Capital Region: 613-995-1457
  • Worldwide via the Military network: CSN 995-1457
  • TTY/TDD: 1-800-467-9877 

Contact a representative Monday to Friday from 8 am to 5 pm Eastern Standard Time. Our service standard is same day or next business day. All calls are confidental.

Email

CAFTG-GTFAC@forces.gc.ca

By mail

Canadian Armed Forces Transition Group
National Defence Headquarters
101 Colonel By Dr
Ottawa ON K1A 0K2

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