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For members of the Local Government Pension Scheme in England and Wales

Will my ill health pension increase?

This news article was published on 17 Dec 2021

If you retired from your LGPS employment due to permanent ill health, you qualify for pension increases whatever your age.

If your deferred pension benefit is paid to you early because of permanent ill health, you may qualify for pension increases before age 55. These increases would be paid if an independent doctor who is qualified in occupational health medicine certifies that you are permanently incapacitated from undertaking any regular full-time employment.

If you do not qualify for pension increases, at age 55 your pension will increase to the level it would have been if it had increased every year since your date of leaving.

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