Ill Health

Here you will find all the information you need when one of your employees requests retirement on grounds of ill health.

Local Government Pension Scheme

Updated CLG statutory guidance by DCLG on ill-health retirements has been drafted with respect to LGPS 2008 and new guidance has been drafted for LGPS 2014.

The Supplementary Guidance was drafted with respect to LGPS 2008, but has not been updated for LGPS 2014. However much of it remains relevant, but in case of any doubt please refer your enquiries to engagement@localpensionspartnership.org.uk.

Statutory Guidance

LGPS Statutory Guidance Cover Letter 2014
LGPS Statutory Ill Health Guidance 2014
LGPS Statutory Ill Health Guidance 2008

Employers and Medical Practitioners must have regard to this guidance when carrying out their functions in relation to ill-health retirements for members of the Local Government Pension Scheme. The medical practitioners and staff members of scheme employers who are responsible for ill-health retirement procedures under the Scheme must have read and understood this guidance.

Supplementary Guidance

Supplementary Guidance for IRMPs

This guidance is issued jointly by the department for Communities and Local Government (CLG) and the Faculty of Occupational Medicine to help medical practitioners who have been asked to make an assessment under the LGPS Ill-health retirement regulations. This guidance does not replace the regulations or CLG’s supporting guidance, but aims to clarify further several areas that have been drawn to the attention of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, Association of Local Authority Medical Advisers, the British Medical Association Occupational Medicine Committee and DCLG.

Narrative Template

Medical Assessment Report Form for IRMPs

This document is referred to in the Supplementary Guidance and provides a framework which may prove useful in setting evidence supporting the medical practitioner’s opinions in relation to eligibility for immediate payment of benefits on grounds of ill-health for active members or those with preserved benefits, and in related appeal cases.

Ill Health Benefits FAQs

FAQs LGPS Ill Health Retirement

This set of answers to frequently asked questions deals with the regulatory provisions of the Local Government Pension Scheme Regulations 2013 (SI 2013/2356). It aims to support LGPS practitioners and independent registered medical practitioners.

Employers should draw the attention of all companies whose services are used for assessment for ill-health retirement under the Local Government Pension Scheme and individual medical practitioners, to the updated guidance.

Ill Health Guide and Declaration Forms

The Ill Health Guide aims to assist employers when they are operating the ill health provisions of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).

LGPS Ill Health Guide for Employers

These forms are for completion by a suitably qualified medical practitioner and scheme employer where a member is being assessed for possible medical retirement. Because they are subject to frequent amendment to reflect changes in legislation, these forms should always be downloaded as required and not stored as hard copy by employers or medical practitioners.

LG103A Ill Health for Current Employee
LG103B Deferred Member who Ceased Membership as an Employee after 1 April 2014
LG103C Deferred Member who Ceased Membership as an Employee from April 2008 to April 2014
LG103D Deferred Member who Ceased Membership as an Employee from April 1998 to April 2008
LG103E Deferred Member who Ceased Membership as an Employee before April 1998
LG103F 3rd Tier Ill Health Retirement Review Cert for a Current 3rd Tier Pensioner Who Ceased Employment After March 2014 and 18 months after cessation
LG103G 3rd Tier Ill Health Retirement Review Certificate for a Suspended 3rd Tier Pensioner where the cessation of employment occurred after 31 March 2014 and up to 3 years after cessation
LG103H 3rd Tier Ill Health Retirement Review Cert for Suspended 3rd Tier Pensioner Who Ceased Employment After March 2014 and 3 Plus Years After Cessation
LG103J 3rd Tier Ill Health Retirement Review Cert for Suspended 3rd Tier Pensioner Who Ceased Employment Before 1 April 2014 and Within 3 Years of Cessation
LG103K 3rd Tier Ill Health Retirement Review Cert for Suspended 3rd Tier Pensioner Who Ceased Employment Before 1 April 2014 and Within 3 Years of Cessation
LG103L 3rd Tier Ill Health Retirement Review Cert for Suspended 3rd Tier Pensioner Who Ceased Employment Before 1 April 2014 and 3 Plus Years After Cessation
Current Councillor Medical Certificate
Deferred Councillor Medical Certificate

Cumbria and Lancashire LGPS Employers only – To register your Independent Medical Practitioner (IRMP) with LPPA please download and send us the form below:

LGPS Independent Practitioner Form

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