Armed Forces: Discharges

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 29th September 2020.

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Photo of Derek Twigg Derek Twigg Labour, Halton

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will delay the discharge of service leavers who are being discharged on medical grounds, after suffering injuries sustained whilst on operations, until they have received their full entitlement to resettlement support.

Photo of Johnny Mercer Johnny Mercer Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (jointly with the Ministry of Defence)

A bespoke service is provided for the most vulnerable leavers through the Career Transition Partnership (CTP) resettlement pathway.?This function is called CTP Assist and delivers an individualised, needs-based service to those?Service personnel who face the greatest barriers to employment as a consequence of their medical conditions.?This comprehensive employment support is made available to all Service personnel subject to medical discharge in order to maximise their?successful transition to civilian life. The single Services take account of individual requirements and revise individual plans as appropriate, ensuring the serviceperson can utilise all their entitlements prior to their exit date. Requests to extend exit dates are considered on a case-by-case basis, to ensure individuals can complete recovery and resettlement activities.

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