From the blog...
NEW AND EXPANDED BENEFITS FOR CAF RELOCATIONS
The Canadian Armed Forces leadership have made several changes associated with HHT relocations which are being implemented immediately with the approval from the Government of Canada. They address the concerns of the benefits associated with the moves and the issues identified over the past several years.
The changes focus on new benefits and expanding on current benefits such as:
- doubling the Home Equity Assistance benefit maximum from $15,000 to $30,000
- adding up to ten additional days of benefits for members taking possession of a new home
- reimbursing expenses related to up to four additional days for a house hunting trip as a custom benefit rather than as a personalized benefit
- extending the time limit for retired members to conduct a final move to an intended place of residence (IPR) from one to two years
The changes also included the removal of certain parts of the program. The Capital Improvements benefit and several incentives have been removed as it rewarded members for not claiming certain expenses, such as for not using long-term storage.
There is another review by the DND, CAF, CFIRP AND CBI of the programs in progress expected to be complete by Active Posting Season (APS) 2019. This could possibly lead to more changes.
It great to see the DND and CAF be committed to a relocation program that is fair to military members and their families. Our team understands how stressful relocating to a new home and city can be. This is why we do everything we can to make your HHT relocation to Ottawa as smooth as possible. If you have been posted to Ottawa, please call us today as we would be happy to organize your house hunting trip. We specialize in this type of transaction.
If you are relocating to Ottawa or have any questions please get in contact with us. This is what we specialize in.