Allowance - Loss of operational allowances


Compensation and Benefit Instructions (CBI) 203.11(3), 205.536, CANFORGEN 50/07


The intent of ALOA is to provide financial assistance for the economic loss of allowance(s) to an officer or non-commissioned member who becomes a military casualty and is no longer able to serve in the Special Duty Area (SDA) or Special Duty Operation (SDO).


Regular Force and Reserve Force Class C members may be entitled to ALOA. ALOA only applies to international operations in a SDA or SDO. A military casualty means a member of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) who is injured or becomes ill in a SDA or during a SDO as a result of hostile action(s) or ill as a direct result of the conditions of the deployment to a degree that requires the member to be repatriated from the SDA or SDO. Eligibility for ALOA is to be confirmed by the Task Force Commander on the RTU message.


The ALOA came into effect on January 1, 2006.

If the member is hospitalized and/or repatriated, operational allowances cease and the CAF member may be entitled to ALOA from the date that operational allowances are ceased until the earliest date of which the operation terminates, the original deployment end-date, or upon resumption of payment of operational allowances.

When an officer or non-commissioned member dies, pay and allowances, including ALOA, shall cease at the end of the month in which the member's death occurs.


For more information on ALOA, contact Director Pay Policy and Development 3 (DPPD 3) at 613-995-2071.

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