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Ill Health Retirement - Non Teachers

In order for a decision to be made about the entitlement to an ill health pension it is necessary to obtain a certificate from the Independent Registered Medical Practitioner (IRMP) qualified in Occupational Health Medicine.

Employees who are dismissed on ill health grounds can be referred to the (IRMP), to consider whether or not their pension benefits can be awarded immediately.

To qualify, employees must have at least 2 years total membership or have transferred previous pension rights into the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).

An employee will be informed by HR of this process if their employment is terminated on the grounds of ill health.  They will be asked to give consent for Occupational Health to provide the IRMP with their medical details and if necessary, their GP and Consultants name in order to collate further medical evidence.

We will make a decision on the award of ill health benefits based on the medical certificate completed by the IRMP.  If, however, the employee is not satisfied with the outcome, they will be informed of their right to appeal against the decision using the Internal Dispute Resolution Procedure (IDRP) under the LGPS regulations.

Further information and guidance is available on the Dyfed Pension Scheme website.

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