Regular Force release information (financial aspects)


Queen's Regulations and Orders (QR&O) 15, Canadian Forces Administrative Orders (CFAO) 15-2, Military Pay Administrative Instructions (MPAI) 1025-8, Financial Administration Manual (FAM) 102 Annex A, A-PM-245 Chapter 15


This section outlines the financial aspects of the release process. Pay accounting actions are carried out upon receipt of a message promulgating a release, or when a Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) member is being cleared for release, whichever is the earlier.


This section is applicable to Regular Force members undergoing release from the CAF.


The application forms for release are contained in Chapter 15 of the A-PM-245. Release procedures described in CFAO 15-2 Annex C should be read in conjunction with chapter 15 of the A-PM-245.

  • Annuitants  If you are entitled to a Regular Force pension under the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act, you will receive a package from Director Canadian Forces Pension Services (DCFPS), two to three months prior to your release date. The Pension Package/Second Career Assistance Network (SCAN) Package/Release Package, with all names used interchangeably, contains various forms that are pension related that are required to be completed and returned before the final date of release, including enrolment forms for Pensioners' Dental Services Plan (PDSP), Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP), tax forms, and the CF1403 which can affect the amount of pension payable to you immediately after release if it is not returned to DCFPS.
  • Release Digest  In the process of being released, the member is given a Release Digest. The intention of the Release Digest is to provide answers to matters of concern to the member when being released from the Regular Force. The Release Digest is for the member's review, with the releasing unit, and completion (of applicable sections). The completed appendices are to be sent to the Director Military Pay and Accounts Processing (DMPAP)/Released Personnel Pay Office (RPPO) Regular Force, by the releasing unit.


For pay questions concerning Released and Releasing personnel, call 1-800-773-7705, or in the NCR, 613-971-6006.

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