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.


  • 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.


By mail

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

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