Provisional Post Living Differential

The intent of Provisional Post Living Differential (PPLD) (CBI 205.4535) is to facilitate an incremental reduction of the PLD or TPLD rate as it read on 30 June 2023. This instruction applies to a member of the Regular or Reserve Force who was entitled to either Post Living Differential (PLD) or Transitional Post Living Differential (TPLD) on 30 June 2023.

A member of the Regular or Reserve Force is entitled to PPLD if on 30 June 2023 they were entitled to either PLD or TPLD as determined by CBI 205.45 (Post Living Differential) or CBI 205.452 (Transitional Post Living Differential) as it read on 30 June 2023.

The monthly amount of PPLD is calculated by the following formula:

{(A * B) – C}


  • A is the monthly PLD or TPLD rate the member is entitled to on 30 June 2023;
  • is the applicable percent for the period indicated:
    • 75%, 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2024;
    • 50%, 1 July 2024 to 30 June 2025;
    • 25%, 1 July 2025 to 30 June 2026; and
  • C is the member’s CFHD monthly amountas determined by CBI 205.453(5) (CFHD Amount).

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