Extension of Class C Reserve Service for personnel whose injury or illness was sustained on Special Duty Service (SDS)
Compensation and Benefit Instructions (CBI) 210.72, CANFORGEN 174/07
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.
Members of the Reserve Force on Class C Service who suffer an injury or illness while on SDS, and are incapable of performing duty due to the injury or illness at the completion of the initial Class C Reserve Service, may be eligible for an extension of Class C service up to a maximum of 24 months or until such time as the individual is either transferred to the care of Veterans Affairs Canada or until such time as a medical officer declares, and the chain of command agrees that the individual is:
- Medically fit and able to return to duty or
- Able to return to an educational institution or
- Able to return to civilian employment
It is the home unit Commanding Officer's responsibility to advise DCSM of the requirement to extend the period of Class C Service and the required length of the extension, according to the procedure outlined in CANFORGEN 174/07. The home unit will also be required to complete form DND 2346, Application for extension of Class C Reserve Service for personnel whose injury or illness was sustained on SDS. The form DND 2346 is available in the Defence Forms catalogue.
In order to minimize disruption in pay, requests for Extension of Class C Service should be forwarded to DCSM prior to the end of the original Terms of Service.
CF Return to Work (RTW) program
Reserve Force members on Extension of Class C Service may participate in a RTW Program providing that the RTW program has been endorsed by a Medical Officer as a form of medical treatment, and that the member otherwise continues to meet the eligibility criteria for Extension of Class C Service.
For further information, contact DCSM at 613-996-1405 or 1-800-883-6094
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