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Re: Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]
« Reply #1150 on: February 04, 2017, 10:44:22 »
Hey team,

I'm getting back in and being posted to 3 CDSB Det Wainwright. I currently live in Gibbons AB, about 20km North of CFB Edmonton, I'm not authorized to move until after I complete my new trades QL3. I know if your not authorized to move your principle residence you can collect PLD if it falls within an area but my question is does Gibbons fall into such an area? I'm not sure what the boundaries are.

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Lots of folks live up that way so you should be good.  I only say should because I can't access the actual boundaries right now.
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Re: Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]
« Reply #1151 on: February 04, 2017, 11:57:38 »
I did see something at work on Thursday wrt PLD.  It is going under a review at the present and they say it will soon be released.  Changes "may" be coming to where you are and therefore don't be surprised if your levels change.  (Hopefully for the better as crap isn't getting any cheaper for anyone)

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Re: Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]
« Reply #1152 on: February 23, 2017, 15:43:49 »
Hey guys , bringing back an old question.

I searched for PLD in Comox , some people say it is 0$ ( which I believe ) but then I saw someone here saying it was 684$ yet I can't find if this is true or not.

Just want to know before I select my 3 postings , because this will weight in my choices ! thanks !
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Re: Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]
« Reply #1153 on: February 23, 2017, 16:25:37 »
http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/about-policies-standards-benefits/ch-205-officer-ncm-allowance-rates.page

Have a look at 205.45 - Post Living Differential (PLD)

1.  I would never pick a posting based on PLD.  It could disappear at anytime.  Just saying.

2.  Look at other things for Comox as well, like the entire COL in the area.  What is the average mortgage, apartment, what are PMQ rates, etc.  Same hold true for any location.
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Re: Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]
« Reply #1154 on: February 23, 2017, 16:39:23 »
http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/about-policies-standards-benefits/ch-205-officer-ncm-allowance-rates.page

Have a look at 205.45 - Post Living Differential (PLD)

1.  I would never pick a posting based on PLD.  It could disappear at anytime.  Just saying.

2.  Look at other things for Comox as well, like the entire COL in the area.  What is the average mortgage, apartment, what are PMQ rates, etc.  Same hold true for any location.

Yeah I would never base my posting looking at only PLD , actually I always looked at Realtor.ca to all the location I am interested in , I am also looking at PMQ rates to the different bases too.

I am just wondering , right now I am on course with my PMQ at 815$ with 0 PLD , I was just checking if it would still be the same ball game or if it would differ a bit. 

Just to have a talk with the wifey and bring up every pros and cons with her !
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Re: Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]
« Reply #1155 on: February 23, 2017, 16:42:21 »
Good sight for checking PMQ types, rates, etc.

http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/caf-community-support-services-housing/locations-styles.page

Provincial tax rates, energy costs are pretty important to consider as well.   :nod:
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Re: Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]
« Reply #1156 on: February 23, 2017, 16:54:46 »
yeah , Basically I am currently debating different posting locations

- Petawawa ( working on the chinook looks like a LOT of fun )
- Gagetown ( not going to lie , houses are pretty cheap and nice place to start a family )
- Bagotville ( girlfriend family is from Quebec and the house are still pretty affordable )
- Edmonton ( Always wanted to be there but houses are quite expensive )
- Comox ( well it's a dream location , I always dreamed of living next to the ocean and the outdoors , but it's not cheap by any mean )

My course should be done in July , we have to give our posting choice in like 1 month so I got to fix myself.  I have a girlfriend that is currently Pregnant and is due in August .... so that also put in some thinking of it's own.

That's why I am really thinking about all the places possible.

Someone here told me to pick a place to live and not a place to work , and I find it's a good advice ! haha
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Re: Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]
« Reply #1157 on: February 23, 2017, 20:21:20 »
- Comox ( well it's a dream location , I always dreamed of living next to the ocean and the outdoors , but it's not cheap by any mean )


Houses aren't cheap in Comox, but nearly everything else is.  Comox has everything at your doorstep.

I moved from Comox to Greenwood in 2013.  I lost close to $600 a month off my pay in taxes after stepping foot in NS.   That's not chump change brother.  So you really have to look at everything.

I know there are many factors to look at, but right now if you are looking for a first posting, Comox would be a good choice, IMHO.  The options are there, buy a condo, townhouse or rent a q.   

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« Reply #1158 on: February 23, 2017, 21:25:05 »
I moved from Comox to Greenwood in 2013.  I lost close to $600 a month off my pay in taxes after stepping foot in NS.   

And Nova Scotia thanks you for your hard earned tax dollars.   :nod:

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Re: Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]
« Reply #1159 on: March 18, 2017, 11:57:58 »
I did see something at work on Thursday wrt PLD.  It is going under a review at the present and they say it will soon be released.  Changes "may" be coming to where you are and therefore don't be surprised if your levels change.  (Hopefully for the better as crap isn't getting any cheaper for anyone)

Any update on this? Just found out I'm posted to Comox and curious if it has made the list for PLD yet.
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« Reply #1160 on: March 18, 2017, 16:40:27 »
Any update on this? Just found out I'm posted to Comox and curious if it has made the list for PLD yet.

No, sorry not a peep as yet.  I'm hoping that no news, will translate into good news.

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Re: Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]
« Reply #1161 on: March 18, 2017, 21:33:01 »
No, sorry not a peep as yet.  I'm hoping that no news, will translate into good news.

Okay please advise when you hear something!
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Re: Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]
« Reply #1162 on: September 17, 2017, 21:33:58 »
Hi,

      I've recently heard about the federal government looking for ways to save money with cutbacks... I was told from one of my collages that pld was on the table with one of the options being to get rid of pld and lad, and give all members an extra sum of money... anybody hear of anything like this or pld getting relooked at..




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Re: Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]
« Reply #1163 on: September 17, 2017, 22:24:21 »
anybody hear of anything like this or pld getting relooked at..

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Re: Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]
« Reply #1164 on: September 17, 2017, 23:34:01 »
Only about twice a year since I enrolled...

^ This. Same thing for me since 2010, our Chief and PO's kept saying PLD was going away..
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Re: Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]
« Reply #1165 on: September 18, 2017, 16:14:28 »
Yep - been the rumour since it started and some members of the public service cried foul about it.  I think the rumours start with the few of them that don't understand why we get it and they don't.
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Re: Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]
« Reply #1166 on: September 18, 2017, 18:05:24 »
PLD just needs to be cut already. We aren't doing enough to drive people out of the military and this would help things along.

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Re: Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]
« Reply #1167 on: September 18, 2017, 18:15:15 »
I agree, as long as it takes another 5 years to happen. [:D
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Re: Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]
« Reply #1168 on: December 10, 2017, 17:01:21 »
Has anyone heard anymore on this front? A rumour I heard was a decision would be reached by dec 1 2017...

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Re: Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]
« Reply #1169 on: December 10, 2017, 17:40:02 »
That is what rumours are worth...nothing.

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Re: Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]
« Reply #1170 on: December 16, 2017, 15:04:52 »
Trying to squash a rumour is like trying to un-ring a bell

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Re: Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]
« Reply #1171 on: December 28, 2017, 13:21:53 »
http://www.ombudsman.forces.gc.ca/en/ombudsman-news-events-media-letters/response_from_mnd_regarding_pld.page

Hasn't really been that long and I am sure the MND with the CDS will have it all sorted in no time ............ :orly:
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Re: Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]
« Reply #1172 on: March 22, 2018, 20:59:22 »
Got a quick question for the Clerk folks in the house...

I'm currently in Zone 1 PLD in Toronto.... Looks like my VOT is actually going to happen, while I will lose my appointment (Master Seaman) and my spec pay... 

My question is, while I am in Borden on my QL3, will I lose my PLD even with my primary residence and dependants remaining here in Toronto?

Thanks in Advance.

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Re: Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]
« Reply #1173 on: March 23, 2018, 09:57:20 »
Got a quick question for the Clerk folks in the house...

I'm currently in Zone 1 PLD in Toronto.... Looks like my VOT is actually going to happen, while I will lose my appointment (Master Seaman) and my spec pay... 

My question is, while I am in Borden on my QL3, will I lose my PLD even with my primary residence and dependants remaining here in Toronto?

Thanks in Advance.

No. If your primary residence is occupied and is in Toronto, you will not lose your Toronto PLD while on course.

In fact, they just made an update to what is considered "occupied". It used to be that for your residence to be considered "occupied", you or your dependants had to actually be residing there. So, if YOU were single, you would lose your PLD, because while you're in Borden, your residence would be "unoccupied". However, they've changed the rule to be that it is considered occupied if your HG&E reside there. So, even if the house/apartment is not being lived in, it's still considered occupied if your HG&E are located there.
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Re: Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]
« Reply #1174 on: March 23, 2018, 12:27:05 »
Thank You! Much appreciated.