What is age discrimination remedy (McCloud)?
When the government reformed public sector pension schemes in 2014-15, the regulations included protections for some members who were within 10 years of retirement.
In 2018, at the Court of Appeal, these protections were found to be age discriminatory. Following the cases of McCloud and Sargeant (from the Judges and Firefighters’ schemes), the Government is putting a remedy in place for this age discrimination. This will make sure that pension scheme members receive the best possible benefits from what they have accrued.
LPPA has become aware that third party organisations are contacting members of public service pension schemes selling their help in claiming the 2015 Remedy (McCloud) benefits.
The Remedy is a legally binding requirement and you should not be paying someone for something you are already entitled to. Entering into a contract with a third-party organisation will not speed up the processing of any Remedy benefits.
As the administrator for various LGPS, Police and Firefighter schemes, LPPA will be providing this service and you do not need to go through a third party to claim these benefits. You will be contacted once the Remedy legislation comes into force, to process any Remedy adjustments that are applicable to your pension.
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