Ill health retirement – special cases
In some cases, your ill health pension will be worked out differently. You can find out more about the differences in this section. The rules covering these special cases can be very complicated. Your pension fund will let you know if you are affected by them.
- If you were awarded an ill health pension before 1 April 2008 or if you were awarded a Tier 1 pension after 31 March 2008, then your pension will not be increased if you retire due to ill health again.
- If you were awarded a Tier 2 pension after 1 April 2008, then any increase to your pension will be restricted if you retire due to ill health again. If you are awarded a Tier 1 or 2 ill health pension, then the increase to your pension will be based on a maximum of 75% of the number of years from your original ill health retirement to your Normal Pension Age, less the number of years of active membership since the first ill health retirement.
- You may qualify for additional protection apply if you:
- were paying into the LGPS on 31 March 2008
- were age 45 or over on that date, and
- have been in continuous membership of the LGPS.
If you qualify for a Tier 1 or 2 ill health pension, your pension fund will check whether the increase to your pension is at least as good as it would have been under the LGPS rules in force before 1 April 2008. If it is not, your pension will be increased further. This protection will not apply to you if you took flexible retirement before your ill health retirement.