EARLY RELEASE OF DEFERRED BENEFITS ON GROUNDS OF ILL HEALTH
You can apply to your former employer for the immediate payment of your scheme benefits on grounds of ill-health.
If you had at least three months total membership or brought a transfer value into the LGPS and an approved and independent registered medical practitioner certifies that:
- you are permanently incapable of carrying out your former job AND
- there is a reduced likelihood of undertaking a job elsewhere
- you are entitled to immediate ill health benefits.
In accordance with the Pensions Increase Act 1971, if you are under age 55, annual pension increases before age 55 can only be awarded if an independent registered medical practitioner certifies that the medical condition would prevent you discharging efficiently the duties of ANY regular full-time employment until age 65.