Home Modifications Benefit
Compensation and Benefit Instructions (CBI) 211.01
The Home Modifications Benefit is intended to reimburse an ill or injured member for payments made to modify his/her home.
To be entitled to this benefit, a member must be assessed as having suffered a permanent catastrophic impairment, or a temporary catastrophic or non-catastrophic impairment which reasonably and necessarily requires home modifications. Furthermore, at the time the impairment is sustained, the member must have been entitled to medical care at public expense as per Queen's Regulations & Orders (QR&O) paragraph 34.07(4) Entitlement to Medical Care.
This benefit covers reasonable and necessary home modifications including structural modifications, equipment to facilitate access to and from the house, appliances required to facilitate living, construction, shipping and installation costs and additional associated insurance costs. The amount reimbursable by this benefit is determined in respect to the Fair Market Value of a home owned by the member, or five times the annual rental currently paid by the member. Additional considerations as recommended by a Canadian Forces Occupational Therapist can be brought forward to the Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) or Chief of Military Personnel (CMP) for approval.
The Point of Contact (POC) to determine eligibility and initiate a request for reimbursement is the local Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC).
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