Next of Kin Travel Benefit (NKTB)


Compensation and Benefit Instructions (CBI) 211.07 Queen’s Regulations and Orders (QR&O) 1.02


The purpose of the NKTB is to pay or reimburse an ill or injured member for the travel and living expenses of the next of kin (NOK) and travel assistants. A member is entitled to the NKTB if a medical officer (MO) is of the opinion that the member has a serious, catastrophic, or life-threatening impairment, and the presence of the member’s NOK is immediately required at the member’s location.

NOK, in respect of an officer or non-commissioned member (NCM), means persons designated, in order of preference, as NOK by the officer or NCM, on a form that is approved by the Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) for that purpose. Primary NOK means the surviving NOK who is the highest in preference on the form referred to in the definition “next of kin” in QR&O 1.02.


The NKTB is authorized for a maximum of four persons, including travel assistants for a combined total of 120 days. Under the authority of the CDS, an additional period of travel not exceeding 180 days may be authorized for one person, if in the opinion of the MO, additional attendance of the NOK is required.


Reimbursement is subject to the conditions and limitations described at CBI 211.07.


For more information, contact the Director Casualty Support Management (DCSM) at1-800-883-6094.


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