Death gratuity - Reserve Forces other than Class C Reserve service

Reference

Compensation and Benefit Instructions (CBI) 205.73 - Death Gratuity - Reserve Force Other Than Class C Reserve Service

Purpose

Members of the Reserve Force who are not eligible for Supplementary Death Benefits (SDB) may be eligible for the Death Gratuity.

Eligibility

The survivor/child/estate, of a Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) member of the Reserve Force on Class A or B Reserve Service who is reported dead, presumed dead or reported missing while on duty, may be eligible to the Death Gratuity subject to the requirements in CBI 205.73. This benefit is not applicable to members of the Primary Reserve on Class C service who are eligible to receive SDB or former members of the Regular Force who are still contributing to the SDB Plan.

Details

A monthly Death Gratuity equal to 30 days pay at the basic rate for a member of the Regular Force of the same rank and classification or trade group shall be paid for the appropriate period as outlined in CBI 205.73.

In the case of a member who dies or is presumed dead, a one time payment shall be made based on a period of 20 months at the basic rate for a member of the Regular Force of the same rank and classification or trade group.

Contact

Payment of the Death Gratuity is arranged by National Defence Headquarters (NDHQ) Director Military Pay and Allowances Processing (DMPAP) upon receipt of the notification of death, presumption of death or reported missing from the member's unit. For more information, email +CMP DPSP RBA OPS - OPS ABL DPPS CPM@CMP DPSP@Ottawa-Hull (internal address).

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