Reserve Force compensation

From: National Defence

If as a member of the Reserve Force you become ill or injured on Class A, B or C service and continue to be after the end of your contract, you may eligible for compensation.

Who is eligible

You may be eligible if:

  • you are a member of the Reserve Force on Class A, B or C service
  • you suffer from an injury, disease or illness that:
    • is attributable to military service; and
    • continues beyond the period of reserve service during which it occurred

How to apply

  • report the service-related injury or illness to your Chain of Command
  • the Chain of Command completes a Report on Injuries or Exposure to Toxic Material or Substances (CF 98) form and forwards the report to Director Casualty Support Management (DCSM)
  • the Chain of Command completes a DND 663 form to report a Hazardous Occurrence to the Director General Safety (if applicable)
  • the Unit and Medical Officer completes DND 2398 form if you decide to seek compensation as a result of a loss of wages and sends:
    • a scanned copy to DCSM2
    • the original to your Chain of Command for further review and recommendation
  • DCSM makes a decision and informs your Unit and Chain of Command. If the DCSM:
    • approves the request, they issue a message with compensation instructions
    • rejects the request, they provide a justification the Chain of Command in writing

Contact us for help

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


  • 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 confidental.



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