The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) recently announced a revamped plan for the Post Living Differential to address the gaps in making such a dramatic change rapidly.
“I acknowledge that we could have done better in the implementation of the Canadian Forces Housing Differential (CFHD). Accordingly, we have created PPLD in order to assist members and their families in making transition from PLD to CFHD by phasing the reduction of PLD or TPLD rate that a member is entitled to on June 30, 2023, less the CFHD a member is receiving,” stated CANFORGEN 120/23.
To ease CAF personnel relying on the PLD to the new CFHD, the military has determined the following rates:
- 75 per cent of the base rate will be given to military members from July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024;
- 50 per cent of the base rate will be given to military members from July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2025;
- 25 per cent of the base rate will be given to military members from July 1, 2025, to June 30, 2026.
PPLD will cease to be given to a military member when they are posted to a new place or when the CFHD rate is higher than PPLD.
About the changes
The Treasury Board of Canada recently approved the “Provisional Post-Living Differential (PPLD)” to support CAF members and their families in the transition away from the Post-Living Differential (PLD) or Transitional Post-Living Differential (TPLD) to the Canadian Forces Housing Differential (CFHD).
Regular or Reserve Force members who were set to see a decrease in their monthly housing benefit when the CFHD went into effect July 1 are applicable for the PPLD. The PPLD is a taxable benefit.
The military strongly recommends CAF members and their families to familiarize themselves with the new policy.
Questions can be directed to the orderly room or the Administrative Response Centre.
Learn more about Provisional Post Living Differential (PPLD) here.