Date: Monday June 10, 2019 at 12:49pm
If you are medically discharged from the Services,
you will be entitled to a Resettlement package, Enhanced Learning Credits, and
maybe a pension and/or further compensation.
What you get depends on your length of
service, the seriousness of your injury, which pension scheme you are in,
whether your injury was attributable to service or not and when your injury
occurred. Read on to find out what applies to you.
The resettlement packages:
All personnel subject to Medical Discharge
(MD), whether you are Wounded, Injured and Sick (WIS), or discharged
from the Services on medical grounds, can access resettlement entitlements at
an earlier stage than other Service leavers.
There is one resettlement policy process that
applies to all personnel who are subject to Medical Discharge.
There are different levels of support and
timing of access is dependent upon the level of need of the individual, and
Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force as procedures are different for each
Your resettlement needs under Medical Discharge
are taken care of either under the standard Career Transition Partnership (CTP)
route, or the Recovery Career Services (RCS) route. RCS offers an
individualised, needs-based approach to resettlement for those who require
extra assistance. The route you will follow is determined according to your
medical condition/prognosis and individual needs.
of the route followed, you are entitled to:
Graduated Resettlement Time (GRT) – flexible duty time which
you can use to complete resettlement activities.
Career Transition support – you will be entitled to
the Full Resettlement Programme (FRP).
An Individual Resettlement Training Costs
Travel warrants or travel claims in lieu to support access
to resettlement activities.
Subsistence allowances to support the cost of
non-military food and accommodation when attending some resettlement activities
have an Individual Recovery Plan (IRP) you can also get earlier access to
Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) where this has been identified as suitable.
Post discharge resettlement and
If your medical condition prevents you from using your resettlement
support before you leave the Services, you will be able to use this support for
up to two years after discharge.
As you will have left the Services, you will be responsible for your own
personal injury/liability/indemnity insurance when taking part in resettlement
activities after discharge.
In exceptional cases where your medical condition stops you taking advantage
of the resettlement service, all elements of your resettlement support can be
made available to your spouse, civil partner or Nominated Proxy for up to
two years after discharge, subject to an application being made through your
if your death, illness or injury is caused wholly or predominantly by
Service, your ELC credits can be transferred to your spouse or eligible partner
provided you have registered as a member of the ELC scheme.