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It's important you report injuries and illnesses

If you become ill or injured, it's important that you report the incident because it may affect the services and benefits available to you and your family. To report and document any injuries, disease, as well as exposure or suspected exposure to toxic substances, use the Form CF 98 Report of Injury, Disease or Illness.

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You may be eligible for Veterans Affairs Canada benefits and services while serving as a CAF member.

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Family Information Line If you need us, we're here. Any time. Any reason.

Contact our‎ professional counsellors at 1-800-866-4546 or FIL@CAFconnection.ca.

You can also connect to your local community with your Military Families Resource Centre.

This is a list of programs you may be eligible for

Your local Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC) is the contact to assist you to confirm your entitlements. Bring this list with you.

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Government Employee's Compensation Act (GECA) disability benefits


The GECA provides compensation for the loss of earnings, medical care and other related benefits to federal employees injured in the course of their employment or disabled by reasons of an industrial disease due to the nature of their employment.

Contact

For more details on GECA coverage, refer to the Labour website or call the GECA regional office.


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HOPE program (Helping Our Peers by Providing Empathy)


The purpose of HOPE is to provide social support assistance to families that are affected by the loss of a loved one. HOPE matches trained peer volunteers to bereaved families.

Contact

HOPE can be reached toll free 1-800-883-6094 or email at HOPE-ESPOIR@forces.gc.ca.


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Next of Kin Travel Benefit (NKTB)


The purpose of the NKTB is to pay or reimburse an ill or injured member for the travel and living expenses of the next of kin (NOK) and travel assistants. A member is entitled to the NKTB if a medical officer (MO) is of the opinion that the member has a serious, catastrophic, or life-threatening impairment, and the presence of the member's NOK is immediately required at the member's location.

NOK, in respect of an officer or non-commissioned member (NCM), means persons designated, in order of preference, as NOK by the officer or NCM, on a form that is approved by the Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) for that purpose. Primary NOK means the surviving NOK who is the highest in preference on the form referred to in the definition “next of kin” in QR&O 1.02.

Contact

For more information, contact the Director Casualty Support Management (DCSM) at1-800-883-6094.


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DND/CF Ombudsman


The Ombudsman's Office is a direct source of information, referral, and education for the men and women of the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Forces. The Ombudsman also investigates complaints and serves as a neutral third party. We are ready to help. Reach us on Live Chat, Online Booking or by phone 1-888-828-3626.


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Canadian Forces Member Assistance Program (CFMAP)


The CFMAP is a partnership between the Department of National Defence (DND) and Health Canada's Emergency Preparedness and Occupational Health Directorate Employee Assistance Services (EAS). The CFMAP offers confidential, voluntary, short term counselling to assist with resolving many of today's stresses at home and in the work place. The CFMAP should not be regarded as treatment for mental illness or addictions.

Contact
  • Entitled individuals residing in Canada and the USA can access this program through the toll free telephone number 1-800-268-7708 (TDD 1-800-567-5803). Entitled individuals residing in other countries must dial the International Access Code of the country from which they are calling and then 800-268-7708. This line is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by a fully bilingual, trained counsellor. The role of the telephone counsellor is to refer the client to a counsellor in private practice for face-to-face counselling, and if the client is in crisis, to provide counselling over the phone.
  • Contact will be made with the client within 48 hours and an appointment will take place within five days or sooner in crisis situations.

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Home Assistance Benefit


The purpose of the Home Assistance Benefit is to reimburse an ill or injured member for payments made to look after his/her home.

Contact

The Point of Contact (POC) to determine eligibility and initiate a request for reimbursement is the local Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC).


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Attendant Care Benefit


The Attendant Care Benefit is intended to reimburse an eligible ill or injured member for payments made to an attendant to look after that member on a full-time basis.

Contact

The Point of Contact (POC) to determine eligibility and initiate a request for reimbursement is the local Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC).


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Designated Assistant (DA)


The very serious illness/injury or the death of a service member is one of the most sensitive personnel-related events that a unit and its members will experience. Coordinated and intensive efforts of the unit and supporting staff are required to respond to the needs of the member and the family, and to the requirements of the service. To reduce the administrative burden on the military and the family in their time of crisis, the Commanding Officer (CO) will appoint a DA.

Contact

For further information, contact the local Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC) or the Joint Personnel Support Unit Headquarters (JPSU HQ).


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Caregiver Assistance Benefit


The Caregiver Assistance Benefit is intended to reimburse an eligible ill or injured member for payments made for childcare or other caregiver expenses.

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The Point of Contact (POC) to determine eligibility and initiate a request for reimbursement is the local Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC).


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SISIP - Accidental Dismemberment Insurance Plan (ADIP)


As a division of the Canadian Armed Forces Personnel and Family Support Services (CFPFSS) since 1969, SISIP FS provides tailored and unbiased financial solutions, suited to meet the needs of serving and former members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) community. Conveniently located at major bases/wings/units across Canada, the highly qualified professionals of the SISIP FS team are committed to enhancing the financial well-being of CF personnel.

Contact
  • For locations, contact numbers and to verify eligibility to these and other SISIP FS programs, products and services, visit SISIP FS on-line or phone 1-800-267-6681 or (613) 233-2177 (Ottawa).
  • For further information call Manulife Financial at 1-800-565-0701 or visit SISIP FS on-linefor more information or to download the claim package. The member is responsible for filing his/her own claim with SISIP FS or Manulife Financial.

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Home Modifications Benefit


The Home Modifications Benefit is intended to reimburse an ill or injured member for payments made to modify his/her home.

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The Point of Contact (POC) to determine eligibility and initiate a request for reimbursement is the local Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC).


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Home Modifications Move Benefit


The Home Modifications Move Benefit is intended to reimburse an ill or injured member for moving expenses incurred during his/her home modifications.

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The Point of Contact (POC) to determine eligibility and initiate a request for reimbursement is the local Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC).


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Vehicle Modifications Benefit


The Vehicle Modifications Benefit is intended to reimburse an ill or injured member for the reasonable and necessary expenses involved in modifying one Personal Motor Vehicle (PMV).

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The Point of Contact (POC) to determine eligibility and initiate a request for reimbursement is the local Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC).


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SISIP Financial Services (SISIP FS)


As a division of the Canadian Armed Forces Personnel and Family Support Services (CFPFSS) since 1969, SISIP FS provides tailored and unbiased financial solutions, suited to meet the needs of serving and former members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) community. Conveniently located at major bases/wings/units across Canada, the highly qualified professionals of the SISIP FS team are committed to enhancing the financial well-being of CF personnel.

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  • For locations, contact numbers and to verify eligibility to these and other SISIP FS programs, products and services, visit SISIP FS on-line or phone 1-800-267-6681 or (613) 233-2177 (Ottawa).
  • For further information call Manulife Financial at 1-800-565-0701 or visit SISIP FS on-linefor more information or to download the claim package. The member is responsible for filing his/her own claim with SISIP FS or Manulife Financial.

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Canadian Defence Community Banking (CDCB)


Designed specifically for the Defence Community, Canadian Defence Community Banking offers cost-effective banking plans with unique features tailored to the military lifestyle and needs.

Contact

Contact us via email at cdcb@cfmws.com Contact the CDCB Program Coordinator at 613-943-4326


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Reserve Force - Compensation during a period of injury, disease or illness (RFC)


RFC applies when an injury or illness continues beyond the termination of the Class of Reserve service during which it occurred.

Contact

For more information on RFC, contact DCSM 2 at 613-996-1405 or 1-800-883-6094


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Return to duty services


The Canadian Armed Forces Return to Duty (RTD) provides a wide range of services to help the ill or injured members reintegrate back into the workplace as soon as medically possible.

What this service offers

The services include:

  • a framework for enhanced communication between
    • the member
    • medical authorities
    • chain of command
  • personnel managament tool
  • coordination with other similar programs and services
  • a tailored, flexible work schedule
  • care and support for the ill and injured member
  • a supportive environment

Who is eligible

Any member of the Canadian Armed Forces who suffers from an injury or illness that temporarily or permanently limits their ability to perform their normal duties is eligible for RTD.

What you need before you start

  • An assignment of Medical Employment Limitations (MELs) from a military Medical Authority
  • A recommendation from that authority that you be placed on RTD
Contact

To get more information, visit your local transition centre or contact the Canadian Armed Forces Transition Group

Phone

  • Canada wide toll free: 1-800-883-6094
  • National Capital Region: 613-995-1457
  • Worldwide via the Military network: CSN 995-1457
  • TTY/TDD: 1-800-467-9877

Contact a representative Monday to Friday from 8 am to 5 pm Eastern Standard Time. Our service standard is same day or next business day. All calls are confidential.

Email: CAFTG-GTFAC@forces.gc.ca


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Federal Public Service employment - Spousal priority entitlement benefit for surviving spouses and partners


Surviving spouses or common law-partners of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members who meet certain eligibility criteria are entitled to be considered for employment on an external advertised process ahead of all other persons for a position in the Public Service.

Contact

For additional information on the spousal priority entitlement in the Public Service, contact a member of the Transition Services team at 1-800-883-6094.


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Posting to the Joint Personnel Support Unit (JPSU) and the Service Personnel Holding List (SPHL)


A posting to the JPSU provides an ill or injured Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) member with the opportunity to focus on recovery and rehabilitation, with the primary aim of returning to duty. The posting of ill and injured members to the JPSU also allows Commanding Officers to focus on unit operational imperatives, with a secondary possibility that a vacant position may be filled via the posting process by the ill or injured member's career manager.

Contact

For further information on the JPSU, please contact:

  • the nearest IPSC
  • or JPSU HQ toll free at 1-800-883-6094 or 613-995-1457

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SISIP - Long Term Disability (LTD) - includes the SISIP LTD Vocational Rehabilitation Program (VRP)


As a division of the Canadian Armed Forces Personnel and Family Support Services (CFPFSS) since 1969, SISIP FS provides tailored and unbiased financial solutions, suited to meet the needs of serving and former members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) community. Conveniently located at major bases/wings/units across Canada, the highly qualified professionals of the SISIP FS team are committed to enhancing the financial well-being of CF personnel.

Contact
  • For locations, contact numbers and to verify eligibility to these and other SISIP FS programs, products and services, visit SISIP FS on-line or phone 1-800-267-6681 or (613) 233-2177 (Ottawa).
  • For further information call Manulife Financial at 1-800-565-0701 or visit SISIP FS on-linefor more information or to download the claim package. The member is responsible for filing his/her own claim with SISIP FS or Manulife Financial.

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Vocational Rehabilitation Program for Serving Members (VRPSM)


VRPSM is a program that enables eligible CAF members who have been notified of an impending Item 3(a) or 3(b) release, with the approval of their Commanding Officer, to commence participation in vocational rehabilitation training for up to six months prior to the earlier date of either their start of retirement leave, or their final date of release from the CAF.

Contact

Additional information on the VRPSM may be obtained by:

A VRPSM information package and planning material is available from both the IPSC and JPSU.


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Canadian Armed Forces Transition Services


Recognizing the commitment and sacrifice of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members and the extraordinary demands and challenges of the military lifestyle, the CAF makes career transition programs and services available to members to assist in their transition to civilian life.

AF Transition Services are a suite of programs and services for transitioning CAF members, including some programs available exclusively to medically releasing members.

Contact

The CTAP suite of programs falls under the policy and program management authority of the Directorate Casualty Support & Management (DCSM).


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Second Career Assistance Network (SCAN)


The purpose of SCAN is to assist military personnel in planning and preparing for retirement from the CAF and in the transition to civilian life. SCAN services include: Long Term Planning (LTP) seminars; transition seminars; career transition and job-search-related workshops; individual counselling; administration of a career interest inventory - a questionnaire designed to assist members consider potential options for post-military employment; and the provision of a reference library. SCAN is the main program through which the CAF makes general transition services available to CAF members.

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CAF members interested in participating in SCAN services should contact their local Base/Wing Personnel Selection Officer.


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Soldier On


Soldier On provides resources and opportunities for ill and injured personnel to enjoy sports and recreation in a supportive environment that encourages them to become active for life.

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For more information or to access funds, visit the


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Operational Stress Injury Social Support (OSISS)


Operational Stress Injuries (OSIs) are very real and have always been a part of military history. These invisible wounds that injure the mind and spirit can be just as fatal as physical wounds. Operational Stress Injury Social Support (OSISS) offers support by listening to those who are suffering, drawing on similar experiences, and providing assistance and guidance using resources available from the Department of National Defence (DND), Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC), and the community.

Contact
  • Peer Support Coordinators and can be reached toll free at 1-800-883-6094
  • For more information on OSISS, visit the OSISS website

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Priority Hiring - Statutory - eligible 3(a) or 3(b) CAF Members


Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members released for medical reasons attributable to service as determined by Veterans Affairs Canada (PSEA sub-section 39.1(1)). All CAF members, including regular force, reserve force and special force are eligible.

Contact

For additional information on priority appointment in the Public Service, contact a member of the transition services team at:

The Transition Assistance Program
Director Casualty Support Management (DCSM)
National Defence Headquarters
101 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON K1A 0K2
Toll free: 1-800-883-6094
Fax: 1-613-995-9175
Canadian Armed Forces transition services


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Priority Hiring - Regulatory - eligible 3(a) or 3(b) Released CAF Members


CAF members: Certain members released for medical reasons not attributable to service (PSER, section 8). Only members of the regular force, the special force, the reserve force on Class B service of 180 days or more or on Class C reserve service are eligible.

Contact

For additional information on priority appointment in the Public Service, contact a member of the transition services team at:

The Transition Assistance Program
Director Casualty Support Management (DCSM)
National Defence Headquarters
101 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON K1A 0K2
Toll free: 1-800-883-6094
Fax: 1-613-995-9175
Canadian Armed Forces transition services


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Veteran Ombudsman


You are a serving CAF member, RCMP member, Veteran, family member or representative and you feel you have been treated unfairly by Veterans Affairs Canada, need guidance on who to talk to at VAC, or need help with the submission of a review, the Office of the Veterans Ombudsman is here to help.

Contact

General Inquiries
Telephone (toll-free): 1-877-330-4343
Office hours (Monday to Friday)

  • 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (NDT)
  • 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (ADT)
  • 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (EDT)
  • 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (CDT)
  • 5:30a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (MDT)
  • 4:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (EDT)

Email: VAC.OVOInfo-InfoBOV.ACC@ombudsman-veterans.gc.ca
Fax: (toll-free): 1-888-566-7582

Regular mail:
Office of the Veterans Ombudsman
P.O. Box 66
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7K2

Submit a complaint: http://www.ombudsman-veterans.gc.ca/eng/complaint


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Death gratuity - Reserve Forces other than Class C Reserve service


Members of the Reserve Force who are not eligible for Supplementary Death Benefits (SDB) may be eligible for the Death Gratuity.

Contact

Payment of the Death Gratuity is arranged by National Defence Headquarters (NDHQ) Director Military Pay and Allowances Processing (DMPAP) upon receipt of the notification of death, presumption of death or reported missing from the member's unit. For more information, email +CMP DPSP RBA OPS - OPS ABL DPPS CPM@CMP DPSP@Ottawa-Hull (internal address).


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Next of Kin (NOK) travel entitlements when a Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) member dies


When an officer or non-commissioned member (NCM) dies on service, next of kin (NOK) who are eligible may be entitled to have their travel and living expenses paid or reimbursed if they attend a military repatriation ceremony, a military funeral for the officer or NCM, an interment of the officer or NCM, a military memorial service, or attend meetings of a board of inquiry (BOI) into the circumstances of the death.

The Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) shall authorize a military memorial service or a military repatriation ceremony if the CDS determines that it is in the best interests of the CAF.

Contact

For more information, contact the Director Casualty Support Management (DCSM) at 1-800-883-6094.


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Funeral and burial expenses


The purpose of this instruction is to assist in defraying the cost of a dignified funeral and burial for members of the Regular and Reserve forces.

Contact

Director Casualty Support Management (DCSM) administers funeral expenses, family travel expenses and headstones. Contact DCSM at 613-995-1753, 613-944-4041 or 1-800-883-6094.


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Supplementary death benefit


The Supplementary Death Benefit (SDB) is a benefit similar to term life insurance. This plan requires mandatory contribution from its participants.

Contact

The DCFPS administers benefits available under the SDB Plan. Contact DCFPS toll free at 1-800-267-0325 or 613-971-6012.


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National Military Cemetery (NMC)


Dedicated in June 2001, the NMC is a national focal point for sacrifices made to maintain Canada's commitment to peace and security, both internationally and at home. The Department of National Defence, in partnership with Beechwood, the National Cemetery of Canada in Ottawa, operates the NMC of the Canadian Forces (CF).

Contact
  • All inquiries related to applications for burial in the NMC should be directed to DCSM, toll-free in Canada at 1-800-883-6094, or local and outside Canada, 613-992-0307
  • To contact Beechwood Cemetery to make arrangements after your application has been approved, you can call 1-866-990-9530 or 613-741-9530 or you can send an e-mail
  • For more information, visit the NMC web site or e-mail us at jpsu@forces.gc.ca.
  • The NMC is located in the Beechwood Cemetery at 280 Beechwood Avenue in Ottawa, Ontario, K1L 8E2

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Government Employee's Compensation Act (GECA) death benefits


The GECA provides compensation for the loss of earnings, medical care and other related benefits to federal employees injured in the course of employment or disabled by reasons of an industrial disease due to the nature of their employment.

Contact

For more details on GECA coverage, refer to the Labour website or call your GECA regional office.


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Extension of Class C Reserve Service for personnel whose injury or illness was sustained on Special Duty Service (SDS)


The purpose of extension of Class C Reserve Service for personnel whose injury or illness was sustained on Special Duty Service (SDS) is effective reintegration into the workforce.

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For further information, contact DCSM at 613-996-1405 or 1-800-883-6094


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Spousal Education Upgrade Benefit


The Spousal Education Upgrade Benefit is intended to reimburse educational expenses to improve the employability of the spouse or common-law partner of an eligible catastrophically or non-catastrophically injured member.

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The Point of Contact (POC) to determine eligibility and initiate a request for reimbursement is the local Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC).


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The Road to Mental Readiness (R2MR) program


The Road to Mental Readiness (R2MR) program exists to build awareness of mental illness and operational stress injuries (OSIs) through education, to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness, and to increase understanding and support for these conditions. The goal of R2MR is to improve short term performance and long term mental health outcomes.

Contact

For more information on R2MR, visit their website. Families requiring further information should contact their local MFRC.


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Allowance - Loss of operational allowances


The intent of ALOA is to provide financial assistance for the economic loss of allowance(s) to an officer or non-commissioned member who becomes a military casualty and is no longer able to serve in the Special Duty Area (SDA) or Special Duty Operation (SDO).

Contact

For more information on ALOA, contact Director Pay Policy and Development 3 (DPPD 3) at 613-995-2071.


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Education reimbursement programs


The purpose of ER is to provide eligible members with opportunities related to education upgrading, professional development, accreditation of military training, and preparation for career transition.

Contact
  • Details on all ER Programs, current reimbursement rates, and career maximum expenses can be found on the CDA Internet site.
  • Contact your local Base or Wing (B/W)PSO or CDA Headquarters (HQ) Learning Support Services at 613-541-5010 ext. 3609 or Christopher.Dann@forces.gc.ca for additional information relating to ER programs.

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Regular Force release information (financial aspects)


This section outlines the financial aspects of the release process. Pay accounting actions are carried out upon receipt of a message promulgating a release, or when a Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) member is being cleared for release, whichever is the earlier.

Contact

For pay questions concerning Released and Releasing personnel, call 1-800-773-7705, or in the NCR, 613-971-6006.


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Medical treatment and expenses


This section describes the entitlement to medical treatment and coverage of medical expenses for Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members dependent upon their terms of service.

Contact

Medical treatment and expenses are entitlements under the responsibility of the Commander CF Health Services Group. The point of contact is the closest military Health Services Centre.


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Planning ahead: Wills and estate planning


Estate planning is the whole process of arranging your personal affairs in contemplation of your death or mental/physical incapacity. Proper estate planning will ensure that your family members have less to worry about in these circumstances.


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Reserve Dental Care Plan (RDCP)


As a part of the Reserve Health Benefit Plan, some Reserve Force members and their dependants are eligible to participate in the RDCP. The RDCP provides coverage for specific services and supplies that are not covered under a provincial health or dental care plan.

Contact

For more information on the RDCP, contact the unit Orderly Room.


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Return Move (Reserve Force)


Upon completion or termination of the period of employment by the employer/hiring authority Reserve Force members may entitled to a return move from their current place of duty.

Contact

To initiate a request for a move, the point of contact is the Release Section of the closest CAF Base. For assistance in obtaining contact information for the Release Section, inquire through the Family Information Line at 1-800-866-4546.


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Dependants' Dental Care Plan (DDCP)


The DDCP provides coverage for specific services and supplies that are not covered under a provincial health or dental care plan.

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For more information on the DDCP, contact the unit Orderly Room.


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Group medical benefits - Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP)


The PSHCP provides access to Medical and Drug Insurance for pensioners, survivors and dependants.

Contact

Contact the local unit Orderly Room for more information on the Public Service Health Care Plan. Alternatively, for retired members and their dependants, contact VAC at 1-866-522-2122 or visit their website http://www.veterans.gc.ca.


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Unused leave entitlement


The purpose of the unused leave entitlement is to ensure that the member's estate receives payment of the unused leave to which the member would be entitled.

Contact

For administrative questions relating to Unused Leave, contact DMCA 4 at 1-866-240-6726. For information relating to Unused Leave payment, contact Director Military Pay and Allowances Processing (DMPAP) at 1-800-773-7705.


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Canadian Forces Severance Pay (CFSP)


Severance Pay is a lump sum payment paid to the member upon release.

Contact

This benefit is administered by DMCA and is paid by the DMPAP RPPO at National Defence Headquarters (NDHQ). For additional information, call toll free 1-800-773-7705.


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Canadian Forces Superannuation Act (CFSA) - Pension benefits for members


The CFSA and associated regulations set out pension arrangements for Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members and their dependants including the payment of benefits, indexing of annuities and supplementary death benefits.

Contact

For any matters concerning the CFSA, contact DCFPS at 1-800-267-0325 or 613-971-6012.


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Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) disability tax credit


The federal government recognizes that Canadians with severe disabilities face a higher cost of living. The disability tax credit (DTC) is a non-refundable tax credit that helps people with disabilities or their supporting persons reduce the amount of income tax they may have to pay. Once an individual is eligible for the DTC, they may claim the disability amount on their income tax and benefit return. This amount includes a supplement for persons who are under 18 years of age at the end of the year.

Contact

For more information about the DTC, go to www.cra.gc.ca/dtc or call 1-800-959-8281.


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Canada Pension Plan (CPP) disability benefits


The CPP provides disability benefits to eligible contributors and their dependent children.

Contact
  • The administration of CPP Disability benefits is the responsibility of Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC). They may be reached by calling Service Canada toll free 1-800-277-9914.
  • For more information on CPP-Disability Benefits, visit Service Canada.

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Canadian Forces Superannuation Act (CFSA) - Survivor benefits


The Canadian Forces Superannuation Act (CFSA) and associated regulations set out pension arrangements for Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members and their dependants including the payment of benefits, indexing of annuities and supplementary death benefits.

Entitlement

Entitlement to survivor benefits is dependant upon a member's years of pensionable service.

Contact
  • For any matters concerning the CFSA, contact Director Canadian Forces Pension Services (DCFPS) at 1-800-267-0325 or 613-971-6012.

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Pensioners' Dental Services Plan (PDSP)


The PDSP is intended to provide coverage to Eligible Pensioners for specific dental services and supplies that are not covered under a provincial or territorial health or dental care plan.

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For more information on applying for the Pensioners' Dental Services Plan or telephone 1-800-267-0350.


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Quebec Pension Plan (QPP) disability benefits


The QPP provides disability benefits to eligible contributors and their dependent children.

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Canada Pension Plan (CPP) survivor benefits


The CPP provides survivor benefits to eligible survivors or to the estate of a deceased contributor who has made enough contributions to the CPP.

Contact

The administration of CPP Survivor benefits is the responsibility of Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC). They may be reached by calling Service Canada toll free 1-800-277-9914 in English or 1-800-277-9915 in French.


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Quebec Pension Plan (QPP) survivor benefits


The QPP provides benefits to the next of kin (NOK) of workers who have sufficiently contributed during their lifetime.

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For information on eligibility for QPP Survivor Benefits, visit


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Intended Place of Residence (IPR)


When a serving Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) member is deceased, IRP benefits may be provided to the CAF member's dependants as though they were a CAF member with 10 or more years of Regular Force service.

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To initiate a request for a move, the point of contact is the Release Section of the closest CAF Base. For assistance in obtaining contact information for the Release Section, inquire through the Family Information Line at 1-800-866-4546.


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Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) Benefits and Services


Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Members, Veterans and their family members may be eligible for benefits and services administered by Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC). There are a wide variety of services for Veterans and their families—programs to assist you after an injury or during the transition from military to civilian life, and many other services to help you and your family throughout your life.

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For more information on services and benefits and how to apply:


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Royal Canadian Legion - Service bureau


The Legion's professionally trained Command Service Officers, whose role is mandated through legislation, provide representation services, advocacy and benevolent assistance free of charge, whether or not one is a Legion member.

Contact

For more information on Royal Canadian Legion services including representation and advocacy services, and benevolent assistance, Legion Housing, the Poppy Fund, and assisting homeless and at-risk veterans, contact the Dominion Command Service Bureau at 1-877-534-4666 or on the Internet.


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United Nations (UN) Military - Death and disability compensation


The UN has a Death and Disability Compensation program for members on UN missions. However, it makes a key distinction between medical claims for United Nations Military Observers (UNMOs), and those for contingent members, including staff officers.

Contact

UNMO Claims should be forwarded by mail to the following address:

Deputy Military Adviser
Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations
One Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza
885 Second Avenue, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10017
USA


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Military Family Resource Centres


Located on Canadian Armed Forces Bases and Wings local Military Family Resource Centres (MFRCs) are the hub of military communities. MFRCs provide programs and services that empower and encourage strong, independent individuals and families. Connect to your local community


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