# 2013-081 - Administration of Special Allowances, Allowances and Benefits, Foreign Service Directives (FSD)
F&R Date: 2014–01–31
The grievor was posted overseas. At the time, he was single with no dependents. There was a prohibition on the transportation and storage of his personal furniture and effects, and he was ineligible for the Canadian Forces Integrated Relocation Program. The grievor kept his principal residence in Canada, occupied by his girlfriend, and lived in a residence provided by the Canadian government. The grievor contested the refusal of the Canadian Armed Forces to pay him a meal allowance and to reimburse him property management fees for the period of his foreign posting.
There is no decision by the Initial Authority because the grievor turned down a fourth request for a deadline extension.
The Committee found that the grievor's situation met the criteria set forth at Section 4 of the Military Foreign Service Instruction and that he was entitled to the daily meal allowance for the duration of his foreign posting since he had no dependants and since the shipping and storage of his personal goods and effects was prohibited.
However, the Committee found that the grievor's situation failed to meet the criteria provided by article 10.5.017 of the Military Foreign Service Instruction, because the grievor had not retained the services of a property management company. Rather, it was his girlfriend who had occupied and maintained his residence during his foreign posting.
The Committee therefore recommended that the Chief of the Defence Staff partially uphold the grievance and order payment of the meal allowance for the entire period of the grievor's posting.
CDS Decision Summary
CDS Decision Date: 2015–02–24
The CDS agreed with the Committee's findings and recommendations to partially grant the redress sought.
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