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The PLD Merged Thread- Read Here First
« on: August 31, 2005, 12:27:33 »
Anyone have any idea when these are supposed to come out?  The date always seems to get pushed back, then we either end up paying back money or getting a big bag O'cash..

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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2005, 02:32:58 »
Don't hold your breathe, the math required to obfusicate the process is mind numbing.

Calgary = $86.00 ??

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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2005, 02:34:34 »


Calgary = $86.00 ??


Try being in BC with a PLD of $0.00 !

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« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2005, 00:03:00 »
How is Post Living Differential calculated?
Each year during the February to March timeframe, the PLD rate at each Canadian Forces location is reviewed based on the following information:

The latest Statistics Canada information on family spending patterns;

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) data on typical hosing types;

National Defence data on the military population at each place of duty. A location with a higher number of military personnel will have a larger impact on the local economy than a location with a lower Canadian Forces population. For example, Ottawa compared to Moncton; and

Actual cost of living data in a wide variety of categories at all places of duty in Canada. Examples of these categories include: total annual cost of transportation; household / renter insurance costs; the cost of utilities; and various goods and services like the cost of food and medical care.

Since these factors can sometime fluctuate from year to year, a three-year average has been adopted to ensure any radical variations do not have a large impact on the Canadian Forces members in that area.

PLD is a taxable benefit. As a result, an increment is added when calculating the rates to offset the income tax paid on the allowance. This means that the allowance is increased by the amount of marginal tax to allow for loss through taxation.

Once the data has been compiled, changes to the PLD amount for each location are calculated by May. By June/July the new figures are entered into the Canadian Forces pay system and the changes are announced to the military members and their families. By July/August, Canadian Forces members will see the changes to PLD on their monthly pay statements
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« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2005, 09:23:42 »
Somebody that I know that is stationed in Shearwater was infomred yesterday that the PLD for Halifax is going upt to $380.  Does anyone know if this is true or not?
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« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2005, 10:15:50 »
It would be much more reliable news if DH went to the OR and asked the Fin Clerk for the news, than to hear it here.
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« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2005, 10:18:39 »
I will get hubby to do that once he gets back to Borden.
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Re: PLD Rates
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2005, 14:26:33 »
CANFORGEN 138/05 ADM(HR-MIL) 066 011703Z SEP 05
STATUS OF POST LIVING DIFFERENTIAL (PLD) - 2005
UNCLASSIFIED

THE PURPOSE OF THIS MESSAGE IS TO PROVIDE AN UPDATE TO ALL CF MBRS ON THE STATUS OF THE ANNUAL ADJUSTMENT TO PLD RATES

PLD IS A BENEFIT PAID TO MBRS BASED ON THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE COST OF LIVING IN ANY GIVEN PLACE OF DUTY AND THE NATIONAL WEIGHTED AVERAGE COST OF LIVING. THE CF NATIONAL WEIGHTED AVERAGE IS UPDATED ANNUALLY AND IS BASED ON THE COST OF LIVING AT EACH OF THE LOCATIONS WHERE CF MBRS SERVE IN CANADA

ALL THE INFORMATION REQUIRED TO DETERMINE THE AMOUNT OF PLD PAYABLE AT EACH LOCATION IS NOT YET AVAILABLE. I ANTICIPATE THAT THIS INFO WILL BE AVAIL IN THE NEAR FUTURE AND THE PLD ADJUSTMENTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN OCT 05

THIS MSG IS TO BE GIVEN WIDEST POSSIBLE DISTRIBUTION
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Re: PLD Rates
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2005, 16:30:32 »
Does any one know the PLD rate for Toronto?

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Re: PLD Rates
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2005, 16:51:00 »
ON Toronto(1) 1237 928
ON Toronto(2) 749 562
ON Toronto(3) 682 512
ON Toronto(4) 946 710
ON Toronto(5) 1130 848

The notes (1 through 5) denote different areas of Toronto that you may reside.

The two amounts are for full (ie the larger number) and part (ie the smaller number).

The Post Living Differential (PLD) final methodology includes the following elements:

1. The intent of PLD is to stabilize the overall cost of living of CF members and their families residing in Canada to a maximum not exceeding the weighted average CF cost of living, namely the difference between the weighted average CF cost of living and the cost of living in the PLD area.

2. A PLD area is, as determined by DND in examining local circumstances, a location within the boundaries of a CF place of duty in Canada and may include a zone within a large metropolitan region (e.g., Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and environs).

3. The cost of living will be based on a representative CF household defined as:

gross household income based on the weighted average Corporal salary and a representative CF spousal income derived from the latest available Canadian census data. The most recent available data is from the 1996 Census and establishes the CF spousal income, on average, at approximately $1000 per month in year 2000 dollars;
family size as determined from the CF personnel records or periodic surveys of CF members. Current representative family size of three persons is derived from the 1998 CF Household Survey; and
the proportional distribution of homeowners versus renters as determined from CF personnel records or periodic surveys of CF members.

4. The household expenditure pattern, including the category weightings, will be based on the Canadian average for a household of similar income and family size, as described in the Statistics Canada Family Expenditure Survey (FAMEX).

5. Cost of living differences will be determined by the pricing of a representative selection of the items in the FAMEX and any additional items determined by DND as being necessary to meet the CF requirement. As a minimum, the data collected and representative items priced will provide sufficient indication of spatial differences in expenditure by the representative household in the following categories:

income tax - the total combined federal and provincial income tax paid annually;
transportation - total annual cost;
rent for renters and mortgage interest for homeowners;
property (real estate) tax for homeowners;
home maintenance cost for homeowners;
household/renter insurance;
utilities;
goods and services, to include:

(1) food items (consumed at home and away from home);
(2) clothing;
(3) household items, including furniture;
(4) personal care;
(5) medical and dental care;
(6) domestic services, including child-care;
(7) recreation; and
(8) alcohol and tobacco.

expenditure on sales tax, if not included in the pricing of relevant items; and
miscellaneous items, to include expenditures not included elsewhere (e.g., education costs and lotteries) and savings and investments.

6. Homeowner costs will be based on:

the home size indicated by the Canadian average expenditure profile;
home purchases for the last 12 months (12 months may be expanded for locations where there is insufficient real estate market activity for meaningful analysis);
the rolling average interest rate for a five-year closed mortgage; and
a 20% down-payment.

7. PLD rates will be calculated annually using the current three-year rolling average and the CF weighted average, computing the differentials between location costs and the CF weighted average, and adding an increment to offset the income tax paid on the PLD allowance. Data will be collected in the January to April period with rates calculated in May and entered into the pay system in and announced in June. New rates will be implemented to coincide with the approved posting season (July/August) with the tentative effective date of 1 July.

8. The income tax increment included in the calculated PLD rate will be based on the estimated marginal tax determined from using the second from lowest federal income tax rate, published by CCRA, combined with the associated provincial tax rate excluding grants or surcharges.

9. With the incorporation of the three-year rolling average (Para 7 above), and the approval of the final methodology, the PLD rate cap imposed on higher cost of living areas is no longer necessary and is, therefore, removed.

10. A reduced PLD of 75% will be paid to a member sharing a principal residence with another CF member who is entitled to PLD.

11. Where warranted, the Minister of National Defence may prescribe measures to maintain programme affordability.

 

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Re: PLD Rates
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2005, 23:18:26 »
1.   THE PURPOSE OF THIS MESSAGE IS TO ANNOUNCE REVISED PLD RATES
FOR 2005.  AS PROMULGATED AT REF A, SPECIAL REPRESENTATION TO TBS
WAS NECESSARY TO LIFT THE CAP ON PLD EXPENDITURES FOR THIS YEAR.  TB
APPROVAL HAS BEEN OBTAINED AND HAS RESULTED IN NEW RATES FOR 2005
2.   BASED ON THIS YEAR S CF COST OF LIVING (COL) SURVEY, SOME LOCNS
WILL SEE PLD RATE INCREASES AS THEIR LOCAL COL HAS RISEN ABOVE THE
CF NATIONAL WEIGHTED AVERAGE. THESE INCREASES ARE EFFECTIVE 1 OCT 05
AND WILL BE PAID AT END OCT PAY.  CONVERSELY, OTHER LOCNS WILL SEE
PLD RATE REDUCTIONS AND SOME WILL CEASE TO BE ENTITLED, AS THEIR
PAGE 2 RCCLHAV6007 UNCLAS CANFORGEN
LOCAL COL HAS MOVED CLOSER TO OR BELOW THE CF NATIONAL WEIGHTED
AVERAGE.  REDUCTIONS AND CESSATIONS FOR THESE AFFECTED LOCNS WILL
TAKE EFFECT 1 JAN 06
3.   ACCORDINGLY, THE FOLLOWING ARE THE REVISED PLD RATES  (READ IN
FOUR COLUMNS: LOCATION/FULL PLD RATE/SEVENTY-FIVE PERCENT RATE/EFF
DATE):
ALDERGROVE/190/143/1 JAN 06
BORDEN-BARRIE/86/65/1 JAN 06
BRANTFORD/113/85/1 JAN 06
CALGARY/21/16/1 JAN 06
CAMBRIDGE /84/63/1 JAN 06
CHATHAM/0/0/1 JAN 06
CHILLIWACK/0/0/1 JAN 06
CORNERBROOK/83/62/1 OCT 05
DUNDURN-SASKATOON/0/0/1 JAN 06
GANDER/0/0/1 JAN 06
GRAND FALLS-WINDSOR/133/99/1 OCT 05
GUELPH/245/183/1 JAN 06
HALIFAX/374/280/1 OCT 05
HAMILTON/347/260/1 OCT 05
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KAMLOOPS-KELOWNA/68/51/1 JAN 06
KENORA/0/0/1 JAN 06
KINGSTON/16/12/1 JAN 06
KITCHENER//170/127/1 FEB 06
LONDON/46/34/1 JAN 06
MEAFORD-OWEN SOUND/0/0/1 JAN 06
MONTREAL - NORTH SHORE/495/371/1 OCT 05
MONTREAL - SOUTH SHORE/404/303/1 OCT 05
NANAIMO/6/4/1 JAN 06
NIAGARA-ST CATHARINE/174/130/1 JAN 06
NORTH BAY/6/4/1 JAN 06
OTTAWA-GATINEAU (NCR)/196/147/1 OCT 05
PETERBOROUGH/68/51/1 JAN 06
PRINCE ALBERT/0/0/1 JAN 06
QUEBEC CITY-VALCARTIER/189/141/1 OCT 05
ROUYN-NORANDA/0/0/1 JAN 06
SARNIA/0/0/1 JAN 06
SAULT STE MARIE/0/0/1 JAN 06
SEPT-ILES/112/84/1 JAN 06
SHERBROOKE/0/0/1 JAN 06
PAGE 4 RCCLHAV6007 UNCLAS CANFORGEN
SHILO/0/0/1 JAN 06
ST JOHN S/308/231/1 OCT 05
ST-HYACINTHE/24/18/1 OCT 05
ST-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU/0/0/1 JAN 06
STRATFORD/206/155/1 JAN 06
SUDBURY/0/0/1 JAN 06
THUNDER BAY/0/0/1 JAN 06
TIMMINS/0/0/1 JAN 06
TORONTO - AREA 1/1586/1189/1 OCT 05
TORONTO - AREA 2/669/502/1 JAN 06
TORONTO - AREA 3/542/407/1 JAN 06
TORONTO - AREA 4/1005/754/1 OCT 05
TORONTO - AREA 5/1377/1032/1 OCT 05
TRAIL/0/0/1 JAN 06
VANCOUVER/517/387/1 JAN 06
VICTORIA-ESQUIMALT/464/348/NO CHANGE
WINDSOR/331/248/1 OCT 05
WINNIPEG/0/0/1 JAN 06

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Re: PLD Rates
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2005, 13:54:20 »
too bad Winnipeg went down... seems like the cost of living for everything has gone up. Rent is $50 more, groceries have gone up, gas has gone up and utilities have gone up by an insane amount.  What can ya do!

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Re: PLD Rates
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2005, 18:22:03 »
Well we just checked hubby's pay statement and our PLD was not increased for end Oct. It is still sitting at $182.
I thought it was to be on the end Oct pay?
Is there any particular reason why it would be not updated on the pay statement?

 
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Re: PLD Rates
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2005, 19:42:17 »
Well we just checked hubby's pay statement and our PLD was not increased for end Oct. It is still sitting at $182.
I thought it was to be on the end Oct pay?
Is there any particular reason why it would be not updated on the pay statement?

 

Did you check the end Oct pay statement or the mid Oct pay statement? It won't be on the mid Oct pay statement since those came out the first week of Oct and the PLD increase happened after. It's on my end Oct pay statement, a little over $100 after taxes.
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« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2005, 21:41:34 »
I'm looking at it right now and it is the end Oct pay statement.
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« Reply #15 on: October 27, 2005, 06:10:03 »
Well we just checked hubby's pay statement and our PLD was not increased for end Oct. It is still sitting at $182.
I thought it was to be on the end Oct pay?
Is there any particular reason why it would be not updated on the pay statement?

Yes, That its the correct PLD Pay for Halifax area. End-Oct Pay $182 + Mid-Oct Pay $192= $374 PLD for the month of Oct. You got it all; same as us.

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« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2005, 14:42:22 »
I see the math, but since when do they start dividing up the amounts per pay?
Wouldn't the total amount just be lumped into your monthly pay and then divided by 2 from there?
That is how they do it with everything else.

My husband is even confused by this especially considering the date beside the PLD amount on there is 05-10-01. ???

I haven't found hubby's mid Oct pay statement yet, but when we do, I will see what it says.

edited to add:
we did find his mid sept statement and all it says is PLD $192...no date or anything.
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« Reply #17 on: October 27, 2005, 19:03:56 »
I see the math, but since when do they start dividing up the amounts per pay?
Wouldn't the total amount just be lumped into your monthly pay and then divided by 2 from there?
That is how they do it with everything else.

My husband is even confused by this especially considering the date beside the PLD amount on there is 05-10-01. ???

I haven't found hubby's mid Oct pay statement yet, but when we do, I will see what it says.

edited to add:
we did find his mid sept statement and all it says is PLD $192...no date or anything.

Mid month pay drops are done on the 2nd of the month, the PLD increase didn't happen until after the 2nd, so it couldn't be added to the mid-Oct pay. The date beside the PLD amount on the end month statement is showing you what date that is effective from. It was effective from the 1st of Oct, since the pay drop was already made for the mid month pay, they just added the difference onto the end month pay. You'll notice on the end month statement that next to "Current Pay and Allowances" it says "$182.00", I highly doubt that his current pay and allowances is only $182.00. That's because he was already paid for the month which was split up between the two pays, so his end month pay is his closing balance on the mid Oct statement + the PLD increase - taxes on the PLD increase = his end month pay.

The math that BOSNwife showed you is correct.

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Re: PLD Rates
« Reply #18 on: December 10, 2005, 20:40:42 »
Hey all,

reference this:
PLD is a taxable benefit. As a result, an increment is added when calculating the rates to offset the income tax paid on the allowance. This means that the allowance is increased by the amount of marginal tax to allow for loss through taxation

does this mean it has already been added to the amounts in the table and that amount will be taxed or that the amount in the table is the amount a member gets after all is said and done.

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« Reply #19 on: April 05, 2006, 00:20:47 »
I have just been posted prohibited, which means no authorization for moving F & E.  I'm also receiving PLD.

According to the CBI 205.45 in regards to PLD:

(2) (Application of PLD) PLD is a taxable benefit payable to eligible members of the Regular Force and to members of the Reserve Force who are moved at public expense for service reasons, who rent or own a principal residence in a qualifying location.

However, the CBI has defined principle residence as such:

"principal residence" means a dwelling in Canada, other than a summer cottage, other seasonal accommodation or a single quarter that is occupied by the member or their dependants and is situated at:

1. the member's place of duty, if their furniture and effects are located at that place,

2.the member's former place of duty,  if the member is not authorized to move their furniture and effects at public expense to their place of duty,
 
3. the place where the member's furniture and effects were located on enrolment, if that place is a place of duty and the member is not authorized to move their furniture and effects at public expense to their place of duty, or

4. any other place of duty, selected place of residence or designated alternate location, if the member is authorized to move their furniture and effects at public expense to that place, except for the purpose of release or transfer to the Reserve Force.(résidence principale)

So the obvious question becomes: do I still receive PLD corresponding to my current location after I got posted?  If there is anyone in the know who can provide some guidance, that would be greatly appreciated.

OR

Should this remained unanswered until I can go to my orderly room and ask directly, in order to prevent any unsupported speculation. 

In any event, an advanced "thank you" to those who answer.

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« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2006, 01:53:00 »
Looks like you should still retain your PLD even when attach-posted out with restricted F&E.
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Post Living Differential (PLD)
« Reply #21 on: November 03, 2006, 16:34:36 »
I am trying to find the Compensation and Benefits Instructions for Canadian Forces (CBI) in refer Chapter 205. It states to refer to this at the bottom of the DND 2272 (06-00) PLD Request Form.

My problem is now, we are living at a family member home due to their kind hearts/disabilities. We help out in any way. But where I am clearing into the Regular Forces I need to apply to PLD, or am I entitled to do it? I don't want to make a false claim or anything. Getting in trouble first week at a new work ain't my thing. So any help? I need to know before I submit my in-clearance package in Monday.


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« Reply #22 on: November 04, 2006, 10:29:05 »
You mean this section big guy?

From http://www.forces.gc.ca/dgcb/cbi/engraph/home_e.asp?sidesection=6&sidecat=22&chapter=205

205.45 - POST LIVING DIFFERENTIAL

(1) (Policy) Post Living Differential (PLD) is established as a means of stabilizing the overall cost of living of CF members and their families in order to maintain a relative and predictable cost of living no matter where in Canada the members are posted (excluding isolated posts). PLD rates represent the differential between the CF standard cost of living in Canada and the cost of living at established PLD areas. PLD rates are set annually based on a Treasury Board approved methodology.

(2) (Application of PLD) PLD is a taxable benefit payable to eligible members of the Regular Force and to members of the Reserve Force who are moved at public expense for service reasons, who rent or own a principal residence in a qualifying location.

(3) (Definitions) The definitions in this paragraph apply in this instruction.

"CF standard cost of living" means the weighted average of the cost of living of the Canadian Forces locations in Canada other than at isolated posts. (coût de la vie normalisé des FC)

"cost of living" means the sum of money required to provide for the following categories of household expenditures for a household of three persons, with a household income as may be determined from time to time by the Minister:

shelter,
food,
clothing,
furniture and other household items,
personal care,
medical and dental care,
domestic services, including childcare,
recreation,
transportation,
income tax,
sales tax, and
"marginal tax rate" means the second from the lowest personal federal tax rate combined with the applicable provincial or territorial tax rate without any surcharge or reduction. (taux marginal d'imposition)

"member" means an officer or non-commissioned member. (militaire)

"place of duty" has the same meaning as in CBI 209.80 (Application and Definitions). (lieu de service)

"Post Living Differential Area" means a location in Canada within the boundaries of a CF place of duty where the cost of living exceeds the CF standard cost of living in Canada. (secteur de vie chère)

"principal residence" means a dwelling in Canada, other than a summer cottage, other seasonal accommodation or a single quarter that is occupied by the member or their dependants and is situated at:

the member's place of duty, if their furniture and effects are located at that place,
the member's former place of duty, if the member is not authorized to move their furniture and effects at public expense to their place of duty,
the place where the member's furniture and effects were located on enrolment, if that place is a place of duty and the member is not authorized to move their furniture and effects at public expense to their place of duty, or
any other place of duty, selected place of residence or designated alternate location, if the member is authorized to move their furniture and effects at public expense to that place, except for the purpose of release or transfer to the Reserve Force.(résidence principale)
"service couple" means two members who are married or in a common-law partnership. (couple militaire)

(4) (Entitlement - Regular Force) Subject to paragraphs (7) to (19), a member of the Regular Force whose principal residence is located within a PLD Area is entitled to the monthly PLD established for that area.

(5) (Entitlement - Reserve Force) Subject to paragraphs (7) to (19), a member who, as a result of a period of Class "B" or "C" Reserve Service, is authorized to move their furniture and effects at public expense to their place of duty is entitled for that period of service to the monthly PLD established for that area if

that place of duty is within a PLD Area; and
the member's principal residence is located within that area.
(6) (Subsequent periods of service) Subject to paragraphs (7) to (18), a member who

commences a new period of Class "B" or "C" Reserve Service within one year of completing the entire period of service described in paragraph (5) (i.e., no early termination initiated by member); or
occupied single quarters during the initial period described in paragraph (5), and who would have been entitled to PLD if they had established a principal residence during that period, is entitled to PLD at the established rate if
the new period of service is performed at the same place of duty as the previous period of service,
that place of duty is within a PLD Area,
the member's principal residence is located within that area, and
the member has not transferred from the reserve unit to which he or she belonged at the time the initial period of service described in paragraph (5) commenced, to a local reserve unit.

(7) (Change in boundary of place of duty) If a geographical area that forms part of a place of duty is redefined under authority of CBI 209.80 (Application and Definitions), a member whose principal residence was located in that area, remains entitled to PLD at the established rate while they or their dependants occupy that residence, or in the case of a member on a period of Class "B" or "C" Reserve Service, until the end of that period of service.

(8) (PLD at other than the place of duty) For the purposes of this instruction,

when a PLD rate exists at the location of the principal residence, the member is entitled to the lower of the PLD rate for that location and the rate established for the member's place of duty provided that the member
is posted from one place of duty to another place of duty and, although authorized, chooses not to move dependents, household goods and effects to the new place of duty and to maintain his/her principal residence at the former location, or
is not posted, but chooses, and is authorized to move at his/her own expense to another location where they establish a principal residence, or
is posted to a new place of duty and is as authorized by the Minister of National Defence to move to a location other than the place of duty, in accordance with CBI Chapter 209 (Transportation and Travelling Expenses), Section 9 (Integrated Relocation Pilot Program) where they establish a principal residence; and
when a member is posted from one place of duty to another place of duty and the member is authorized to move dependants to a selected place of residence in Canada under CBI 209.82 (Movement of Dependants), paragraph (1)(h), or, to a designated alternative location or selected place of residence in Canada under CBI 209.90 (Movement of Dependants, Furniture and Effects to Other Than the Place of Duty of the Officer or Non-commissioned Member), paragraph (5), if a PLD rate exists at the location of the new principal residence, the member is entitled to PLD at the established rate.
(9) (Not entitled) A member is not entitled to the PLD if

their principal residence is located at an isolated post as defined in CBI 205.40 ( Isolation Allowance); or
they are authorized an early move to an intended place of residence prior to release, regardless of location.
(10) (Joint occupation) A member is entitled to receive 75% of the PLD if he/she jointly occupies a principal residence with another member who is entitled to the PLD.

(11) (Service couple) If the members of a service couple who are each entitled to the PLD are serving at the same place of duty and jointly occupy a principal residence, each member is only entitled to receive 75% of the PLD rate.

(12) (Member of service couple posted) A member of a service couple referred to in paragraph (11) who is posted to a new place of duty is not entitled to receive the PLD in respect of the principal residence at the former place of duty. However, if the member is authorized to move household goods and effects and occupies a principle residence at the new place of duty, the member is entitled to PLD in accordance with paragraph (4) or (5) as applicable.

Note: Where a spouse, who is a member of the Reserve Force, is moved in accordance with CBI 209.80, but not for the purpose of a period of Reserve service at the new place of duty, the Reservist is moved as a dependant in accordance with paragraph (3)(a) (Definitions) of that Article and is not entitled to PLD.

(13) (Member of service couple on attachment) A member of a service couple referred to in paragraph (11) who is on an attachment and who maintains a principal residence at the former place of duty during the period of the attachment is deemed to serve at the former place of duty and to occupy that residence.

(14) (Member without dependants) A member without dependants who maintains a principal residence at a place of duty while serving on an attached posting, remains entitled to PLD at the rate established for that location for the duration of the posting.

(15) (Calculation) Where the current three-year rolling average for an individual location exceeds the CF standard cost of living, the difference is grossed up by the marginal tax rate for the representative CF family and divided by twelve to establish a monthly rate for that year. The rate and locations qualifying for PLD will fluctuate annually as economic conditions change.

(16) (Provision for Affordability) Where warranted, the Minister of National Defence may prescribe measures to ensure continued programme affordability.

(17) (Accommodation Assistance Allowance - Regular Force) A member who, on 31 March 2000, was receiving a monthly Accommodation Assistance Allowance under the Regulations Concerning Accommodation Assistance Allowance at a rate higher than that provided for under this instruction, is entitled to a monthly PLD at the higher rate until the earlier of

the date on which the amount provided for under this instruction exceeds the amount the member was receiving; and
the date on which the member moves from the principal residence.
(18) (Accommodation Assistance Allowance - Reserve Force) In the case of a member on a period of Class "C" Reserve Service, the member is entitled to receive Accommodation Assistance Allowance in accordance with paragraph (17), with the additional provision that the entitlement will terminate the earlier of paragraphs (a), (b), or the date that period of service ends.

(19) (Administrative Process) Members with their principal residence in a qualifying location who wish to request PLD must complete the Post Living Differential Request Form and submit it to their Unit Records Support for approval and processing. In approving each request, Unit Records Support authorities will confirm that the conditions of this instruction are satisfied, and enter approved requests into the Central Computation Pay System.

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Re: Post Living Differential (PLD)
« Reply #23 on: February 18, 2007, 15:16:24 »
The last PLD adjustment was in Oct 05, or Jan 06, depending on where you reside.  I was just going over the DGCB website, and the plan for the PLD system was to annually collect data in January to April, calculate the rates in May, enter them into the pay system and announce in June, with a tentative effective date of 1 Jul.

Over the years, it looks like the dates have been announced later, and later, and later.  We're now past mid-Feb, so even an optimistic implementation date for the next adjustment would be April - meaning that we're going to be close to having a year without an adjustment since PLD was implemented in 2000 (I believe).

Anyone heard tale of what's going on with PLD?  (And no, the orderly room people haven't heard a peep  :))

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Re: Post Living Differential (PLD)
« Reply #24 on: February 18, 2007, 16:00:55 »
Anyone heard tale of what's going on with PLD?  (And no, the orderly room people haven't heard a peep  :))
Yup, and this is no lie, was briefed by DGMC pers that PLD has over expended its' envellope, and that it is likely to be cancelled as a whole with no replacement. And no AAA is not coming back either.

So don't expect any adjustment other then it being cancelled.