Early payment of deferred benefits due to permanent ill health if you left the LGPS before 1 April 2014

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You can also obtain early payment of your deferred benefits on the grounds of permanent ill health.
If you left the LGPS after 31 March 2008 but before 1 April 2014
You can apply to your former employer for payment of your deferred benefits at any age, without reduction if, because of your health:
  • you would be permanently incapable of the job you were working in when you left the LGPS, and
  • you are unlikely to be capable of undertaking any gainful employment within 3 years of applying for the benefit, or by age 65, whichever is the earlier.
If you left the LGPS before 1 April 2008
Your deferred benefits can be brought into payment earlier on the grounds of ill health if an independent suitably qualified medical officer certifies that you are permanently incapable of carrying out the duties of your scheme employment because of ill health or infirmity of mind or body.