Retirement Moving Expense Application Form
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Retirement Moving Expense Benefit
(I) Moving the household effects of a cleric upon retirement up to 3 years after the retirement date, providing the cleric has applied for the benefit within the first year of retirement
(II) Moving the household effects of a cleric after being placed on total disability,
(III) Moving the household effects of a cleric’s spouse if the clergy person has died in active service,
(IV) Moving the household effects of a cleric being placed on leave-of-absence in “Ending of Ministry” cases.
(a) A cleric, having served the Anglican Church for not less than of 20 years following the date of being made a deacon, shall be entitled to have his/her final moving costs paid. The Diocese of Huron shall bear the actual cost of loading, unloading and transporting furniture and effects up to a maximum of 15,000 pounds. Transportation may be to any point within or beyond the Diocese up to a distance of 500 kilometers from the point of commencement. There shall also be an allowance for reasonable services, including packing, unpacking, and insurance. The retirement moving expense benefit is available for up to 3 years from the cleric’s retirement date, providing the cleric applies within 1 year of their retirement date using the appropriate form (see 15-2...3).
(b) For a local move where the cost is determined by a basic hourly rate for all services, the Diocese shall pay the total amount for a qualifying cleric.
(c) A relocation allowance for costs incurred during the move of up to $500.00 will be made available. Receipts must be submitted to the Director, Human Resources in order for the cleric to be reimbursed.
(d) Upon retirement, if a cleric has accumulated less than the 20 years required for the full benefit, the moving allowance shall be calculated on a proportionate basis e.g. i) 3/4 of the total for 15 years; ii) ½ for ten years, etc.
The Diocese shall pay the cost of moving the furniture and household effects of any cleric placed on disability pension as determined and set forth in Plan I; but without limitation as to years of service.
When a cleric of the Diocese dies in active service in a parish, moving expenses of the spouse from the rectory will be paid by the Diocese as determined and set forth in Plan I.
When a cleric of the Diocese is required to end his/her ministry at the request of the Bishop and the Parish, then an allowance of up to $1,500.00 will be made available.
i) Since the maximum direct highway distance between points within our Diocese is 500 Kilometers, entitlement shall be limited to that distance.
ii) In all cases, three estimates should be obtained and the most appropriate of the three chosen as agreed upon by the cleric and the Director, Human Resources.
Revised December 2000