Vocational Rehabilitation Program for Serving Members (VRPSM)
CANFORGEN 151/07, 136/04, 135/04, 088/04, 100/00
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.
Regular Force members who have successfully completed the requirements of Developmental Period 1 and Primary Reserve Force members who have completed two years of consecutive full-time service at the documented date of either their injury/illness or Administrative Review - Medical Employment Limitations (AR/MEL) decision that leads to the medical release or injured in a Special Duty Area (SDA) or Special Duty Operation (SDO) for which they are medically released are eligible to apply for VRPSM.
Members participating in this program are on duty; therefore, they remain subject to all normal administrative and disciplinary policies. Normal chain of command reporting structures and responsibilities apply.
Additional information on the VRPSM may be obtained by:
- contacting the closest CAF Transition Centre (CAF TC) or
- contacting Director Casualty Support Management at DND.Transition.MDN@forces.gc.ca or 1-800-883-6094
A VRPSM information package and planning material is available from both the CAF TC and DCSM.
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